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More Evidence Cholesterol Drugs Reduce Fracture Risk

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  1. More studies are coming out showing that statin drugs, which are designed to lower cholesterol levels, may also be effective in treating osteoporosis.
  2. Researchers say there is room for caution, however, because the types of studies completed to date have been conducted by analyzing medical records, and the findings may not hold up in future research.
  3. In addition to lowering cholesterol, statins can also reduce the risk of stroke, lower blood pressure, and prolong the life of heart attack patients. Because older women are at risk for both heart disease and osteoporosis, a single pill that could treat both conditions would be a major breakthrough.


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