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Bisphosphonates linked to atypical femoral fracture

While reducing the risk of classic fracture, treatment with bisphosphonates may increase the risk of atypical fractures of the femur, with a longer duration of treatment linked to this increasing risk, according to a new study. “We have demonstrated that the association between bisphosphonate treatment and the occurrence of atypical… 

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Long-term bisphosphonate therapy of unproven benefit in fracture prevention

The benefit of bisphosphonates beyond 3 years in preventing fracture is unproven, according to a recent systematic review of the clinical data. The number of people in India with osteoporosis is expected to hit 36 million by 2013, according to a 2012 article in the Journal of Family Medicine and… 

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Low-dose calcium supplements can effectively slow bone loss in peri- and postmenopausal Asian women

One out of 3 Indian females suffers from osteoporosis, making India one of the most affected countries in the world, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Additionally, in most Western countries, the peak incidence of osteoporosis occurs at about 70 to 80 years of age; in India, it occurs 10… 

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