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Osteoporosis drug will also help you keep your heart healthy

Asian News International, Washington DC | By
May 12, 2018 03:12 PM IST

The drug was linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack, and stroke in a study of patients with hip fractures. The association was seen for up to 10 years after fracture.

The osteoporosis drug - alendronate - may benefit your heart health, suggests a recent study. It was linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack, and stroke in a study of patients with hip fractures. The association was seen for up to 10 years after fracture.

Will this osteoporosis pill help your heart too?(Shutterstock)
Will this osteoporosis pill help your heart too?(Shutterstock)

In the study, patients newly diagnosed with hip fracture from 2005 through 2013 were followed until late 2016. Among 34,991 patients, 4602 (13%) received osteoporosis treatment during follow-up. Alendronate was associated with 67% and 45% lower risks of one-year cardiovascular death and heart attack, respectively. It was associated with an 18% reduced risk of stroke within five years and a 17% reduced risk of stroke within 10 years. Protective effects were not evident for other classes of osteoporosis treatments.

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“It is well established that there is a worldwide crisis in the treatment of osteoporosis, due to patients’ awareness of the extremely rare side effects,” said senior author Ching-Lung Cheung. “Our findings show that alendronate is potentially cardioprotective in hip fracture patients.”

“Therefore, physicians should consider prescribing alendronate or other nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates to hip fracture patients soon after their fracture, and patients should also have good compliance with alendronate treatment, as this is not only good for your bones, but also your heart.”

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