Updated 20 April 2016

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New research suggests that children who take stimulant medication for ADHD are more likely to suffer bone loss and, as a result, are at a greater risk of fractures and osteoporosis.

If your child takes Ritalin, Concerta or other ADHD medication, ensure he or she regularly undergoes a bone density screening.

Frequent weight-bearing exercise and an adequate intake of vitamin D will also help to promote healthy bones.

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