Evenity approved to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone (fracture). These are women with a history of osteoporotic fracture or multiple risk factors for fracture, or those who have failed or are intolerant to other osteoporosis therapies. More than 10 million people … Read more

Label change expected for osteoporosis drugs Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva

Osteoporosis drugs need better labels indicating time limits, suggested by FDA panel, but how much time is yet to be determined – A US FDA advisory committee wants the health agency FDA to limit the duration of bisphosphonate therapy for treatment of osteoporosis. The panel could not agree on what that time limit should be. The panel also endorsed a label change for osteoporosis drugs.

Increasing daily calcium will not reduce fracture risk in later life

Increasing daily calcium will not reduce the risk of fractures in later life — Dietary calcium intake and risk of fracture and osteoporosis: prospective longitudinal cohort study – While moderate amounts of calcium (around 700 mg a day) are vital for maintaining healthy bones, there is no need to start increasing calcium intake in order to reduce the risk of fractures or osteoporosis in later life, finds a paper published in bmj.

Osteoporosis drugs linked to atypical fractures

Quantity vs. quality: Long-term use of bone-building osteoporosis drugs — Studies find possible links between prolonged bisphosphonate treatments – Bisphosphonate treatments, proven to enhance bone density and reduce fracture incidence in post-menopausal women, may adversely affect bone quality and increase risk of atypical fractures of the femur when used for four or more years.

Fat mass helps build bone mass in girls

New research suggests fat mass helps build bone mass in girls — Excessive reduction of fat mass in girls may increase risk of osteoporosis in later life – According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), fat mass is important in increasing bone size and thickness, but this effect appears to be stronger in girls than boys.

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