osteoporosis

Only two minutes to bone health!

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Great article in the International Journal of Epidemiology in June of this year. The authors describe how small amounts of exercise appear to make a significant difference to bone density. You can read a summary of the original article here. Remember it’s only two minutes per day!

Is taking medication to prevent osteoporosis a good idea?…

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I read this article in the BMJ this week by Jarvinen and colleagues, that made me reconsider the whole concept of measuring bone density and trying to improve it with medication. This video summarises it. Already there have been critical responses to Jarvinens article from, amongst others, the National Osteoporosis Society. Personally (this is Andrew writing), I thought it was a well written and reflective article, quite reasonably calling into question an established protocol.

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