Continuing alendronate for an additional 5 years maintained bone mineral density in postmenopausal women

Black, D. M.; Schwartz, A. V.; Ensrud, K. E.
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p64
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the effects of the continuing alendronate treatment for 5 years on postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD). Results revealed that 5 additional years of alendronate maintained total hip BMD compared to a decrease with placebo. It also indicated that continuing alendronate treatment led to fewer clinical vertebral fractures. It is concluded that postmenopausal women with low BMD who continued treatment for 5 years maintained BMD.


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