Medical Discharge due to Femorocetabular Impingement for the UK Armed Forces between 2008 and 2018

Between 01 April 2008 and 31 March 2018, there were 204 Regular personnel who had a read code for femorocetabular impingement (FAI) entered in to their primary care medical record (Information is recorded into the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme, DMICP, which is a centralised data warehouse of coded information). Of the 204 personnel, 38… Read More


Bone Density: Calcium Supplements vs Calcium from Dietary Sources

Study Question Does increasing calcium intake from dietary sources have any effects on bone mineral density and, if it does, are they similar to the effects of calcium supplements? Summary Answer Increasing calcium intake, whether from dietary sources or by taking calcium supplements, leads to small (1-2%) non-progressive increases in bone density, without any ongoing… Read More

What is the Influence of Smoking, Alcohol & Physical Activity on Young Men?

Research Paper Title Bone structure and geometry in young men: the influence of smoking, alcohol intake and physical activity. Background The development of osteoporosis is influenced by peak bone mass attained in youth – the influence of lifestyle factors upon which is poorly described, especially amongst males. The researchers sought to address this issue in… Read More