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    1. Bone Density at Age 67 May Predict Later Bone Health

      Jan. 18, 2012 -- Women with normal or nearly normal bone density at age 67 may not need repeat testing for about 15 years, according to a new study of nearly 5,000 women. If bone density was normal or nearly so at the study start, "only 10% developed osteoporosis over 15 years,'' says study research

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    2. FDA Panel: Osteoporosis Drugs Need Better Labels

      Sept. 9, 2011 -- Labels on bisphosphonates, a type of medication used to treat and prevent osteoporosis, should further clarify how long patients can take them, an FDA advisory panel voted today. But the panel backed off giving any specific time limits. Bisphosphonates include Aclasta, Actonel, Alte

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    3. The Truth About Vitamin D

      The hottest topic in medicine isn't the newest drug or the latest surgical device. It's vitamin D. What brought the simmering debate to a boil was a 2007 study showing that people taking normal vitamin D supplements were 7% less likely to die than those who didn't take the daily supplements. A year

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    4. FDA: Osteoporosis Drug Reclast Raises Kidney Failure Risk

      Sept. 1, 2011 -- The FDA warns that the osteoporosis drug Reclast (zoledronic acid) raises the risk of kidney failure. The warning is targeted at patients who already suffer from kidney impairment. It's also aimed at those who are taking potentially kidney-damaging (nephrotoxic) medications or diure

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    5. Facial Wrinkles Linked to Lower Bone Density

      June 7, 2011 -- Women with deeply furrowed brows in early menopause may also have troubled bones, an early report of a new study shows. Researchers measured the number and depth of facial wrinkles and the skin firmness of 114 women who were within three years of their last menstrual period. Bone den

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    6. Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs With Fractures

      May 4, 2011 -- The osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates increase the risk of getting unusual thigh bone fractures, as experts have suspected, according to a new Swedish study. But these fractures are infrequent and the risk is small the study shows. When correctly prescribed, the overall bene

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    7. Low Risk of Jaw Problems With Oral Osteoporosis Drugs

      March 17, 2011 -- Osteoporosis drugs and serious jaw problems have been linked in past studies, but new research presented at the International Association for Dental Research in San Diego finds a low risk with oral osteoporosis drugs, known as bisphosphonates. Echoing the findings of previous studi

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    8. Nitroglycerin May Increase Bone Density

      Feb. 22, 2011 -- Women at risk of fractures who used the heart medicine nitroglycerin boosted their bone density modestly, according to a new study. ''We found nitroglycerin has a unique ability," says researcher Sophie Jamal, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. "W

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    9. New Evidence of Fracture Risk From Bone Drugs

      Feb. 22, 2011 -- There is new evidence that long-term use of the most widely prescribed bone loss drugs may increase the risk for uncommon but serious femur (thigh bone) fractures. In an analysis involving more than 200,000 postmenopausal women, those who took oral bisphosphonates for more than five

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    10. Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Lower Cancer Risk

      Feb. 17, 2011 -- Drugs prescribed to prevent fractures in osteoporosis may do double duty, cutting a woman’s risk of colon cancer by more than half for those who take them for at least a year, a new study shows. The study is the latest in a growing body of research suggesting that bisphosphonates, d

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