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Undergrad at Queens University in Kingston in biology (1984). Medical school at University of Toronto (1988).

Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment Options

According to Osteoporosis Canada, if you are a low risk person it means your fracture risk in the next 10 years is under 10%. A moderate risk person has a fracture risk between 10 and 20%, and a high risk person has a fracture risk over 20%.

The risk of fracture is the serious event in osteoporosis, because fractures cause tremendous disability for patients. For example, if a women has a hip fracture, she has a one in five, or approximately 23% chance, of dying within the next couple of years.

Obesity

We know that obesity is as much a disease as schizophrenia, or depression, or high blood pressure. And telling someone who carries extra weight to eat less and move more is like telling a schizophrenic to just ignore the voices. It’s like telling a patient with depression to cheer up, or asking someone with high blood pressure to just cut out salt. There are a host of different factors that go into why one person carries extra weight, and gains weight, and under the exact same circumstances another person might even lose weight or maintain. There’s genetics, there’s body chemistry or physiology and then there’s environment.

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