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Bone health in chronic neurological diseases: a focus on multiple sclerosis and parkinsonian syndromes
  1. Ruth Dobson1,
  2. Alison Yarnall2,
  3. Alastair John Noyce1,3,
  4. Gavin Giovannoni1
  1. 1Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, London, UK
  2. 2Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
  3. 3Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ruth Dobson, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, 4 Newark Street, London E1 2AT, UK; ruth.dobson{at}qmul.ac.uk

Abstract

The importance of bone health is increasingly recognised, and there is mounting evidence that neurological conditions are associated with a significantly increased risk of osteoporosis and fractures. This increase in risk is likely to be multifactorial. Multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease were identified in the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women study as significantly associated with osteoporosis. Here, we discuss the literature on bone health, falls and fractures in MS and akinetic-rigid syndromes, and suggest strategies to investigate and manage bone health in the neurology clinic.

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson-S Disease
  • Quality Of Life

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