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Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal Women With Two Years Of Therapy

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September 16, 1998
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University Of California, San Francisco
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Researchers at the University of California San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center report that a novel hormone therapy reduces the risk of spinal fractures in women with osteoporosis by about 50 percent.

BERLIN, Germany--Researchers at the University of California San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center report that a novel hormone therapy reduces the risk of spinal fractures in women with osteoporosis by about 50 percent. "These findings are important because women with osteoporosis now have another very acceptable and effective alternative for treatment," said Bruce Ettinger, MD, senior investigator at the Kaiser Permanente California Division of Research in Oakland, UCSF clinical professor of medicine, and lead author of the UCSF study. "Even for older women with fractures, it is not too late to do something about preventing the progression of osteoporosis."


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University Of California, San Francisco. "Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal Women With Two Years Of Therapy." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 September 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980916073423.htm>.
University Of California, San Francisco. (1998, September 16). Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal Women With Two Years Of Therapy. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980916073423.htm
University Of California, San Francisco. "Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal Women With Two Years Of Therapy." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980916073423.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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