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Bone density in elderly women
  1. A R Crawfurd
  1. Ivy Court, Tenterden Kent TN30 6RB, United Kingdom email: ivycourt{at}doctors.org.uk
    1. E C Rhodes
    1. School of Human Kinetics, Vancouver British Columbia V6T 1Z1, Canada

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      Editor,—In the article by Rhodes et al1 “Effects of one year of resistance training on the relation between muscular strength and bone density in elderly women”, I was surprised to see no mention of HRT status in the women in the trial. Given the relatively small number of women taking part, surely this is quite an important variable?

      Author's reply

      Editor,—The answer to this inquiry is very simple. None of the women in our study were on hormone replacement therapy.

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