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Diabetes drugs raise fracture risk

December 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Women who take certain diabetes medications may be at an increased risk for bone fractures. Researchers say taking the drugs Avandia and Actos double the risk of fractures in women.

The study was based on previous findings that followed 14,000 patients.

The drugs did not have the same effect in men, leading experts to believe that the drugs interaction with estrogen somehow weakens bones.

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