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Menopausal hormone replacement therapy reduces fractures but increases risks for other conditions

A great deal of controversy surrounds the use of menopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the prevention of chronic conditions. “There are robust data now coming in that there is a window of opportunity in the early menopausal years when HRT may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. It would… 

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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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Vitamin D, but not calcium, associated with fewer stress fractures in girls

Vitamin D is associated with a lower risk of developing stress fractures, especially among very active girls who engage in at least 1 hour of high-impact activity per day. Vitamin D deficiency is common in all ages in India, according to recent studies. Marwaha and Sripathy noted a high prevalence… 

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