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Osteoporosis: Which current treatments reduce fracture risk?

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Randomized controlled trials showed that several antiosteoporosis drugs decrease the incidence of fractures, which is a better measure of efficacy than are changes in bone mineral density or serum markers of bone turnover. With effective agents available, physicians should make osteoporosis treatment a priority, especially for patients at high risk, such as those who have already had a fracture.



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