Genes May Link Hip Fractures and Heart Disease, Uppsala Universitet Study  
10/21/2009 7:19:55 AM

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eMaxHealth -- Recent studies have suggested cardiovascular disease (CVD) and osteoporotic fractures may share a common etiology. There have been studies which show that bisphoshonates used to prevent the progression of osteoporosis also prevent the development of atherosclerosis. Other studies have linked cholesterol-lowering statins that reduce the risk of CVD to a reduction in the risk of osteoporotic fractures.