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The industry sponsored study of 20 children with a variety of underlying primary diagnoses found that zoledronic acid (0.1mg/kg/year) every three months for two years increased bone mineral density (BMD) - particularly in the lumbar spine - and cortical thickness. There was also evidence of vertebral modelling.

Newsflash 5

Red meat linked to diabetes risk: The study, which included around 210,000 men and women, found that after adjustment for other risk factors, the pooled HRs for a one serving/d increase of unprocessed, processed and total red meat consumption was 1.12, 1.32 and 1.14 respectively.