GERD Drugs Increase Risk of Hip Fractures

Risk of hip fractures increased by 35% in postmenopausal women who had taken proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) regularly for two years or more. This finding comes from the Nurse’s Health Study of almost 80,000 women with over 600,000 per years of follow-up. Longer use resulted in even higher risk. This risk seemed to be limited to…

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