Continuous androgen-deprivation therapy increased risk for diabetes and fragility fractures in older men with prostate cancer

Hajdenberg, Julio
December 2009
ACP Journal Club;12/15/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p12
Academic Journal
The article presents information about a study which says that continuous androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) increases the risk for diabetes mellitus and fragility fractures in older men with prostate cancer. However, ADT is not associated with increased risk for myocardial infarction or sudden cardiac death. 38,158 prostate cancer patients of 66 years of age were selected from the Ontario Cancer Registry for the study.


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