THE Victorian disease rickets has made an alarming comeback among adults in Scotland, it was revealed last month.

Amid the cost of living crisis, cases are now 700 per cent higher than in England, with 442 cases recorded north of the border.

Rickets is caused by malnutrition, especially a lack of Vitamin D and sustained lack of sunlight.

It can lead to bones softening and skeletal deformities such as bowed legs and knock knees.

Leading endocrinologist Doctor Richard Quinton believes the SNP government should begin tackling the disease from when babies are still in the womb.

He blames “political point scoring” for the rickets “explosion” north of the border and insists some simple steps could eradicate the disease that was practically wiped out in the country after the Second World War.

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