Vitamin D, kids are at risk of fragile bones: little open air and hyper connection.
23/06/2017 - No outdoor games, too much technology and a diet often lacking in calcium and vitamin D. Newer generations are at risk of fragile bones.
No outdoor games, too much technology and a diet often lacking in calcium and vitamin D. Newer generations are at risk of fragile bones. Guilty of an increasingly 'homemade' lifestyle, with few occasions to take advantage of sun rays and too many exits that still lead to closed places, preferably with wi-fi available. Andrea Giustina, professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the San Raffaele Milano University Health and Life at the margins of the First International Conference on Controversies in Vitamin D, summit of the top experts in vitamin D, ongoing in Pisa today and tomorrow. A meeting organized in collaboration with the Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis Skeletal Endocrinology Group (Gioseg).
"Today," explains AdnKronos Salute Giustina, who is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Conference and President Gioseg, "the new generations no longer have the habit of spending many hours outside the home, as it once happened. So the benefits of the favorable climate of our country vanish. And the adverse effects associated with lower vitamin D production, the less mineralization of the bones, is particularly important in boys. "
To make things worse a diet not always adequate, especially in girls who are afraid of fatty foods. "The intake of vitamin D through feeding - says Giustina - is limited to about 20%, which is still important." The food that contains the most is cod liver oil, now virtually 'extinct'; They follow the fatty fish (salmon, blue fish), eggs. "An additional risk factor - the expert concludes - is a low calcium diet, increasingly widespread, especially among girls who give up milk and cheese because they are convinced they are fattening." And so the simple salvatore mix - calcium, sun and adequate vitamin D doses - fades away. (AdnKronos)