Posts Tagged ‘bone health’

Vitamin D: Evidence, Speculation, and COVID-19

December 20, 2020 — As we struggle with this pandemic, cheap answers have great appeal. Some are absurd, like bleach for purposes other than cleaning. Others present a puzzle with many dimensions to resolve. Such is the case of vitamin D. This week three authoritative health groups in England sorted through all the evidence on vitamin D and COVID-19. […]

Bones at Risk After Bariatric Surgery

August 3, 2016 — A careful new case-control study fills important gaps in knowledge about bones at risk after bariatric surgery. Catherine Rousseau and colleagues published their finding in The BMJ that the risk of bone fractures goes up by 30% after bariatric surgery. The site of fractures also shifted to a pattern that is more typically seen in […]

Headlines of Milk and Chocolate

October 31, 2014 — Headlines about milk and chocolate have been a little bit upside down lately. Some are suggesting that milk might lead to an untimely death, while chocolate will sharpen your memory. How can this be? In the case of milk, epidemiologists in Sweden published a study in BMJ of more than 100,000 Swedish men and women to look […]