The vitamin is created by the body from direct sunlight, so can wearing sun cream in the UK put you at risk of a deficiency?
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The vitamin is created by the body from direct sunlight on the skin when outdoors, which is why during the winter months, certain people can be at risk of a vitamin D deficiency and decide to take vitamin D supplements.
A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children and bone pain caused by osteomalacia in adults.
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