November 1, 2011

A Reminder on Maintaining Bone Health


Is fear, ignorance or procrastination putting you at risk of a devastating bone fracture?... Low-trauma does not mean no trauma; someone with healthy bones who falls from a standing height or less is unlikely to break a bone, according to Dr. Sundeep Khosla, president of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research…Dr. Khosla, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., suggested in an interview that before turning to drugs, people with osteopenia could try to prevent further bone loss with regular weight-bearing and strength-training exercise, adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, not smoking and limiting alcohol consumption to one drink a day.

NY Times, by Jane Brody, 11/1/11

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, Orthopedics

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