Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Osteoporosis Drug Increases Heart Risk

Osteoporosis drug Fosamax increases risk for developing irregular heart beat. The finding comes from researchers at Group Health Center for Health Studies and University of Washington and suggests that those taking Fosamax have 86% increased risk for atrial fibrillation. Researchers examined 719 older women taking the drug and 966 women of similar ages not taking the drug. Researchers conclude that heart risk associated with the drug is major.

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