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October 18, 2000

Statin Drugs and the Risk of Fracture

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(15):1921-1922. doi:10.1001/jama.284.15.1921

To the Editor: Three recent case-control studies13 have supported an association between statin use and reduction in the risk of fracture. There appears to be an emerging consensus that statins may increase bone mineral density and decrease the risk of osteoporosis.

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