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 Sun cream caused vitamin D deficiency in a 12 year old

A 12-year-old girl with vitamin D deficiency has been told that her condition could have been caused by using strong sun cream.

Tyler Attrill used factor 50 cream which, according to her consultant, could have deprived her of the essential vitamin and caused the bone disease rickets. The  paediatric orthopaedic consultant speaks out in the video, stating quite clearly we ALL need sunshine to prevent vitamin D deficiency!

BBC Breakfast's resident GP Rosemary Leonard gave her advice for sun exposure.

BBC Television UK.19 January 2011 Last updated at 15:49 GMT

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