[Bone density] is significantly lower in MS patients than in healthy controls, vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in MS, and ambulatory status is a determinative factor for osteoporosis in MS. Patients should be encouraged to have adequate sunlight exposure and to increase their mobility. Specific strengthening exercises for hip and back muscles in MS patients would have a substantial impact on bone density, osteoporosis, fracture risk, and mobility.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Make that a veinti latte
If you have MS, you should drink more milk. If a decade of milk-mustache billboards and magazine advertisements hasn't convinced you, the research probably should. Here's another study to throw on the pile. From the abstract: