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A Step or Two (or 5000!)

Bonny’s Building Better Bones Blog

Have you ever counted the number of steps you take in a day? With the number of activity trackers on the market, it is quite easy to do just that. And, the number of steps you take in a day is very important for your bone health, and overall health. Researchers...

Mellanby Course: Diagnostic Tests for Osteoporosis in England, June 2018

Upcoming Courses and Conferences

This course is suitable for clinicians (eg. endocrinology, rheumatology, care of the elderly and clinical chemistry), laboratory scientists, radiologists, nurses and physicians with a special interest involved in the clinical management of patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures. Day 1: Clinical Use of Bone Turnover Markers (BTM) Day 2: Identification of Vertebral Fractures Please note:...

Proper Lifting

Build Bone Fitness Into Your Day

Proper Lifting is a key way of decreasing your risk of back pain or vertebral fracture. Whether something is light or heavy, “Fit in Proper Lifting” every time you lift. Always test the weight of what you are lifting (whether from the floor or waist height), keep a neutral spine...

Association Between Calcium or Vitamin D Supplementation and Fracture Incidence in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Research Updates

With:
Jia-Guo Zhao, MD1; Xian-Tie Zeng, MD1; Jia Wang, MD1; et al Lin Liu, MD2 Study Summary:
In this study, the authors stated “In this meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, the use of supplements that included calcium, vitamin D, or both compared with placebo or no treatment was not associated with a lower risk of fractures among community-dwelling older...