Cholesterol Drug May Prevent Bone Fractures

Statins, a class of drugs used to treat high cholesterol, reduced the risk of bone fractures in elderly women in some studies, though proof of the benefit requires further research, a report published on Monday said. The risk of hip fractures was reduced by between 38 percent and 81 percent while the risk of non-spinal fractures was cut by between 5 percent and 51 percent in four large studies reviewed.

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