Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: An association between statin
use and decreased fracture risk has been postulated from the results of 3
case-control studies.1- 3
However, other results4 have not supported
these conclusions and prospective studies5,6
found no evidence of an effect of statins on fracture risk. It is possible
that some of the earlier positive results resulted from unmeasured confounding.
Adami S, Braga V, Gatti D. Association Between Bone Mineral Density and Serum Lipids in Men. JAMA. 2001;286(7):791-792. doi:10.1001/jama.286.7.791