Study: Bone-boosting drugs help prevent breaks before osteoporosis sets in

05/25/2004 | MSNBC

A study of nearly 150,000 postmenopausal women suggests the use of bone-strengthening drugs earlier than previously recommended may be beneficial in preventing bone fractures that can happen before osteoporosis fully begins. The study found that among 2,259 bone breaks reported in the group, 82% were among women who had initial bone-density scores that showed thinning but not full osteoporosis.

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