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April 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination and Osteoporosis Drug Therapy

Dr. Aliya Khan, Dr. Heather Frame, Dr. Claudia Gagnon, Dr. Rowena Ridout, Dr. Lianne Tile and Dr. Sandra Kim Recommendations from Osteoporosis Canada Rapid Response Team Osteoporosis is a chronic […]
October 7, 2020

Celiac Disease and Bone Health

Aliya Khan, Heather Frame,  Claudia Gagnon,  Rowena Ridout , Lianne Tile,  Wendy Ward, Sandra Kim Recently Duerksen and colleagues published on fracture risk assessment in celiac disease – a registry-based […]
May 16, 2020

Vitamin D and Potential Impact on the Severity of COVID

By Aliya Khan MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACE, Rowena Ridout MD FRCPC, Heather Frame MD FCFP, Claudia Gagnon MD, Lianne Tile MD MEd FRCPC, Wendy Ward M.Sc., Ph.D., David A. Hanley, […]
March 10, 2020

New Study Associates Intake of Dairy Milk with Greater Risk of Breast Cancer

Dairy, soy, and risk of breast cancer: those confounded milks https://academic.oup.com/ije/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ije/dyaa007/5743492#199259276 Dairy, soy, and risk of breast cancer: those confounded milks Gary E Fraser, Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, Michael Orlich, Andrew Mashchak, Rawiwan Sirirat, Synnove Knutsen International […]
January 25, 2019

Eating for Bone Health with the New Canada’s Food Guide

The new Canada’s Food Guide was released on Tuesday Jan 22nd. It is a modern approach to promoting healthy eating, making healthier eating choices easier for all Canadians. This new […]
October 23, 2018

Increased Risk of Vertebral Fracture After Stopping Denosumab

Denosumab (Prolia) has been shown to reduce the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women and men ≥50 years old with osteoporosis. It has also been approved for steroid induced bone […]
October 16, 2018

Vitamin D and Effects on Fractures, Falls and Bone Mineral Density

The recent study by Bolland and colleagues published in the Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology (Oct 4, 2018) is an updated meta-analysis that evaluated the effects of vitamin D supplementation on fractures, […]
December 12, 2017

Long-Term Use Of Bisphosphonates Increases the Risk of Fractures in Older Women

Bisphosphonate therapy – long term use Recently a study published by Drieling et al in JAGS 2017 described the results of a cohort study of 5120 older women with an […]
October 27, 2016

Calcium and Cardiovascular Disease

The National Osteoporosis Foundation and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology formed an expert panel and completed a detailed review of all published research evaluating the effects of calcium intake […]
January 6, 2016

High Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Improve Muscle Function and May Increase the Risk of Falls

Vitamin D supplementation has recently been evaluated in Switzerland in a small 1 year randomized clinical trial by Bischoff-Ferrari and colleagues. This study compared the effects of two “high” doses […]
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