Download PDFPDF

Physiological factors associated with low bone mineral density in female endurance runners
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests


  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Pseudo science

    Dear Editor

    Does BJSM even use its review process? Being a runner and running trainer and scientist, I am embarrased about this article.[1] The news *running is unhealthy* quickly went the round. Here in Germany it already was in TV text, in several online newspapers (with headlines like 'Run into Osteoporosis'), and has reached internet discussion boards. It will supposedly appear in printed matter starting tomorro...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Is athlete bone loss due to excess hormone 1,25-D?

    Dear Editor

    We cannot help but note the correlation between the results of this study of female athletes, and the study conducted on male long distance runners in Denmark [1]. We propose that sunshine might be the common factor driving the observed bone loss in these two, apparent...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.