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Five minutes with . . . Susan Lanham-New

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 18 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1886
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The scientific adviser to the National Osteoporosis Society discusses fad diets and peak bone mass

“Three recent surveys have raised the alarm about young people’s bone health. One from the National Osteoporosis Society of 2000 young people found that 20% of 18-24 year olds had cut or significantly reduced dairy in their diet. A Food Standards Agency survey found that 40% of young people were cutting out dairy. And Public Health England’s national diet and nutrition survey found that 19% of girls (11 to 18 years old) and 12% of …

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