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News and Features Related to Osteoporosis

  1. New Fracture Risk: High Homocysteine

    May 12, 2004 -- New studies strongly link high homocysteine levels to bone fractures in elderly people. A big question remains: Will lowering homocysteine levels cut the risk of fracture? The jury is still out. But as folate and other B vitamins (B6 and B12) cut homocysteine levels, good nutrition a

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  2. Ultra-Low Dose Estrogen Patch Helps Bones

    May 4, 2004 (Philadelphia) -- An ultra-low dose estrogen patch reduces bone loss from menopause with few side effects researchers say. In a new study, researchers found that the estrogen patch works alone to protect bones without increasing the risks of uterine cancer -- as seen with estrogen pills.

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  3. Carpeted Wood Floors Reduce Hip Fracture Risk

    April 30, 2004 -- The relatively simple act of covering a cement or wood floor with carpeting may dramatically reduce the risk of potentially disabling hip fractures among the elderly, according to a new study. Researchers say the findings suggest that if uncarpeted wood floors were replaced with ca

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  4. Red Clover May Prevent Bone Loss in Spine

    April 16, 2004 -- A supplement derived from red clover may help protect women's backbones from the bone-weakening effects of age and osteoporosis. A new study shows that women who took a red clover-derived dietary supplement containing substances called isoflavones (Promensil) experienced significan

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  5. Fosamax Remains Safe and Effective Long-Term

    March 17, 2004 - There is good news about the drugs used to treat and prevent osteoporosis-related bone loss. The longest-ever study of one of the most widely prescribed of these drugs suggests it continues to protect bones after a decade of use. The study showed that the drug Fosamax was effective

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  6. New Drug Fights Osteoporosis and Broken Bones

    Jan. 28, 2004 -- A new weapon may soon be added to the growing arsenal of therapies that can help fight the damage caused by osteoporosis. New research shows the drug strontium ranelate can cut the risk of vertebral fractures by nearly half in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Vertebral fractu

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  7. Statins May Help Prevent Bone Fractures

    Jan. 26, 2004 -- Taking statins to help your heart may also benefit your bones. A review of recent studies on statins shows use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the risk of bone fractures in older women. But the results aren't conclusive. Researchers say the findings suggest that clinica

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  8. Diuretics May Prevent Hip Fractures

    Sept. 16, 2003 -- An inexpensive drug commonly used to fight high blood pressure may also fight another common health problem faced by older people -- hip fractures. A new study shows people over 55 who took thiazide diuretics for a year or more had about a 50% lower risk of suffering a potentially

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  9. Bone Loss Shots Fight Osteoporosis

    Oct. 13, 2003 -- Women may soon have a new alternative to taking a pill every day to help prevent the bone loss associated with menopause. A new study shows a shot of an experimental drug every three months may be just as good as daily tablets for aiding in osteoporosis prevention. Researchers found

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  10. Few Get Osteoporosis Drugs After Falls

    Oct. 2, 2003 -- As few as one in five people who have suffered a hip or wrist fracture because of osteoporosis are getting the treatment they need to help prevent future broken bones. A new study shows only 22% of elderly men and women who had a major bone fracture filled a prescription for an osteo

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