Tagged: osteoporosis

Rugby pros feel the pain later in life, but no regrets - News

John Kerr Sep 29, 2017

Elite rugby players are a pretty fit and healthy bunch, but new research suggests the strain of top-level rugby can take its toll on the body later in life. A new University of Oxford study, published today in Scientific Reports, finds that retired elite rugby players are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, joint replacement, and site-specific joint replacement … Read More

More moo woo - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Jan 28, 2016

Once I started paying attention to the woo around milk I realised how much of it there is. And how ready people are to accept it. I’ve written about the notoriously non-scientific Food Babe before. Someone with a high pain threshold could probably manage a daily blog post on this young woman and the way she manipulates opinion, and sometimes … Read More

Bone of contention: Osteoporosis supplements under scrutiny - News

Erica Mather Dec 11, 2015

Popping pills for ‘better bone health’?  Think again.  There is blind enthusiasm to take calcium and vitamin D for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, despite mounting evidence that contradicts their effectiveness.  You are not alone if your last family photograph left you wondering if you are shrinking, particularly if you are over 60. Read More

Osteoporosis supplements: A bone of contention - News

Erica Mather Jul 23, 2015

Calcium and vitamin D continue to be hailed as effective supplements to treat and prevent osteoporosis, despite mounting evidence to the contrary, warn two New Zealand doctors.   They contend that blind enthusiasm for supplementation is being perpetuated by the vested interests of an insidious network of groups including industry, advocacy organisations and academia. Many older adults are … Read More