Lack of sunshine in Scotland could up diabetes risk

According to a recent report, a lack of sunshine in Scotland could be increasing risk of diabetes, not to mention cancer, MS and heart disease . A leading researcher has highlighted the need for people in Scotland to take Vitamin D, as Vitamin D levels amongst Scots are thought to be four times lower than their neighbours to the south.
Dr. Oliver Gillie made it clear that levels of chronic illness in Glasgow and Western Scotland are down to more than just poverty . Low sunshine levels cause vitamin D deficiency, linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis .
Gillie wrote a report entitled: Scotland’s Health Deficit: An Explanation and Plan. He reportedly commented: “Vitamin D has received little or no attention from policy-makers. This report calls for urgent action by Scotland’s government to take new measures that will give the country its best chance of improving health and of catching up with other European countries with more favourable climates.”

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