Rowan Hillson:Diabetes and fracture risk
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Rowan Hillson:Diabetes and fracture risk

Adapted from:   Fractures and Diabetes Rowan Hillson MBE National Clinical Director for Diabetes England 2008-18   Practical Diabetes Jan/Feb 17 Summary Fractures are more likely in diabetics compared to non- diabetics. Metabolic factors, an increased risk of falls, complications, infection, medications and the effects of low blood sugars all contribute. Neuropathy is a particular … Continue reading

Low vitamin D doubles total mortality and dementia rates
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Low vitamin D doubles total mortality and dementia rates

Being severely deficient in vitamin D is associated with a doubling of the risk of dementia according to a US study published in Neurology. The Cardiovascular Health Study ran from the 1990s and tracked 1658 ambulatory citizens with no history of dementia or cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease. After a five year follow up time those … Continue reading