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The role of risedronate in osteopenia in Crohn's disease
  1. Alice Buchan,
  2. Ari Manuel
  1. Correspondence to Alice Buchan, Medical student, University of Oxford, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, UK; alice.buchan{at}medschool.ox.ac.uk

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We read with great interest van Bodegraven et al's1 paper about the treatment of osteopenia in patients with Crohn's disease. They have identified an evidence gap, as many studies of interventions to treat osteoporosis and prevent bone loss have been conducted on older and primarily female patients. In contrast, both male and female patients with Crohn's disease may develop osteopenia and osteoporosis at a younger age. …

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