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Study Further Elucidates Role of Arthritis in Fracture Risk

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August 2011Study Further Elucidates Role of Arthritis in Fracture Risk

Using data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), researchers supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) have improved the understanding of the association between arthritis and the risk of broken bones (fractures). Their findings underscore the need for bone health strategies in people with arthritis, including osteoarthritis — a condition that was once considered to be "...

August 2011Study Further Elucidates Role of Arthritis in Fracture Risk

Using data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), researchers supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)...

Hip Fracture Risk Rises After Women Stop Hormones

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By Megan Brooks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When postmenopausal women discontinue hormone therapy, their bone mineral density drops and their risk of a hip fracture climbs, new research suggests.

Among nearly 81,000 postmenopausal women followed for six and a half years, stopping hormone therapy was linked with an overall 55 percent increased risk of hip fracture.

The jump in chances of a fracture was apparent as soon as 24 months after women stopped hormone therapy and was not affected by...