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  1. Osteoporosis Drug May Help Preserve Memory

    April 8, 2005 -- The osteoporosis osteoporosis drug Evista may also help postmenopausal women avoid memory problems. Evista is one of several drugs used to prevent and treat osteoporosis, in which bones become dangerously thin and more likely to fracture. Women taking 120 milligrams of Evista for th

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  2. More Osteoporosis Seen With Raw Foods Diet

    March 28, 2005 -- Raw-food vegetarian diets are associated with osteoporosis, a new study shows. Osteoporosis occurs when aging bone is broken down faster than it can be replaced, a process known as bone turnover. Doctors diagnose the bone-weakening disease with a bone mineral density test. The stud

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  3. Once-a-Month Osteoporosis Drug Approved

    March 28, 2005 - A new osteoporosis osteoporosis drug allows people to protect their bones by taking just one pill a month. Today the FDA approved a once-a-month version of the osteoporosis drug Boniva. The approval makes the drug the first once-a-month medicine designed to treat postmenopausal oste

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  4. Osteoporosis Drug May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

    Nov. 30, 2004 -- Could one pill help prevent breast cancer and build stronger bones at the same time? It's possible, say researchers including Silvana Martino, DO, of the Cancer Institute Medical Group in Santa Monica, Calif. The pill in question is Evista, an osteoporosis drug. It's made by Eli Lil

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  5. Osteoporosis Drug May Prevent Breast Cancer.

    Nov. 2, 2004 (Vienna, Austria) -- The bone-protecting drug Evista has a cancer-protective effect regardless of whether a woman has previously taken hormone replacement therapy (HRT), British researchers report. Many postmenopausal women who are prescribed Evista to prevent or treat osteoporosis have

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  6. Got Fruit? Bones Need More Than Milk

    Oct. 26, 2004 -- Milk builds strong bones, but fruit does, too, new research shows. It's the first study showing that eating an abundance of fruit affects bone mineral density (a measure of bone strength), writes researcher Claire P. McGartland, PhD, with the Northern Ireland Center for Food and Hea

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  7. Half of Older Adults at Risk for Osteoporosis

    Oct. 14, 2004 -- Half of all Americans over 50 may be at risk for broken bones caused by osteoporosis and low bone mass by 2020 if they don't take action to protect their bone health, according to a new surgeon general report. The report warns that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and 34 milli

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  8. One-Shot Osteoporosis Treatment in the Works

    Oct. 5, 2004 (Seattle) -- Researchers are working on a new treatment for the bone-wasting disease osteoporosis that can be given once every six months. Michael McClung, MD, director of the Oregon Osteoporosis Center in Portland, Ore., says that one-shot treatment with the experimental drug called AM

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  9. Beer, Wine May Make Bones Stronger

    Oct. 4, 2004 (Seattle) -- Just in time for Monday night football comes this good news for men with a taste for brew: Researchers say drinking one to two beers a day helps build strong bones. For women, a glass or two of wine has the same positive effect. Katherine Tucker, PhD, tells WebMD that findi

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  10. New Drugs Fuel Rise in Osteoporosis Treatment

    July 26, 2004 -- The number of doctor visits for osteoporosis has more than quadrupled in the last decade, thanks to increased awareness and new treatments for the disease, say researchers. But despite these advances, a new report shows that less than half of those with the bone-weakening disease ar

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