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Study Reveals Potent New Osteoporosis Therapy

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May 10, 2001
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Massachusetts General Hospital
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A substance secreted by four tiny glands in the neck could provide the most powerful treatment to date for osteoporosis, the bone-eroding disease that currently affects millions of Americans.

A substance secreted by four tiny glands in the neck could provide the most powerful treatment to date for osteoporosis, the bone-eroding disease that currently affects millions of Americans. In this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researcher working with scientists elsewhere reports that postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who took daily doses of human parathyroid hormone had significantly fewer spine and nonspine fractures. By promoting bone formation, the hormone also significantly increased bone density in their spine, hip, and total body.


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