Statins cut bone fracture risk in men, U.S study says

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  • Tuesday, 27 Sep 2005

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Statin drugs used to lower cholesterol levels also cut the risk of bone fractures in adults, a study said on Monday. 

In a 2-1/2-year survey of 83,000 mostly male U.S. military veterans, the 28,000 who took statin drugs had roughly a one-third lower risk of fracturing bones compared to those not taking statins or those taking other types of cholesterol-lowering drugs, the report said. 

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