Nobody wrote:School policy with broad rimmed hats in the uniform and more undercover play areas won't help. Especially for children south of Sydney. I've also heard that obesity contributes to vit-D deficiency and there's no shortage of that these days.
As I've had eczema again this winter, so I've been taking about 2000 IU of vit-D (in liquid form) for about 3 weeks. I plan to continue until late spring. So far an eczema cream and regulating what I eat have both had more effect. But added vit-D probably won't harm and it was worth finding out if it was a factor.
Yes obesity no doubt adversely effects lots of things. I had an obese girl in with sero negative rheumatoid arthritis 2 days ago (am doing some clinic in regional Victoria while refining their physio operations). Her symptoms flare when she eats junk and the weight stacks on. She wasn't up to hearing about fat spillover.