Research: Bone-density tests unnecessary for women on osteoporosis therapy

06/25/2009 | Yahoo!

Australian researchers say it may not be necessary -- and even could be misleading -- to monitor bone density in older women in the first three years after they begin a drug regimen to prevent osteoporosis. Their study of more than 6,000 postmenopausal women found that after three years of treatment, 97.5% had at least a modest increase in bone density, with little variation in the treatment's effect on the women.

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