Age No Barrier: Anti-Osteoporosis Drugs Equally Effective in Elderly

23 Mar 2024 • Researchers investigated the efficacy of anti-osteoporosis medications in individuals aged 70 and older compared to those younger than 70.

  • Analyzing fracture outcomes and bone mineral density changes, the study found that these drugs significantly reduced fractures in both age groups, with no substantial difference in effectiveness.
  • Notably, while hip fracture risk reduction was slightly greater in younger participants, overall fracture risk reduction remained consistent across ages.
  • Moreover, older adults experienced even greater increases in hip and spine bone mineral density after treatment.

These findings challenge the common notion that anti-osteoporosis medications may be less effective in older individuals, suggesting age should not be a barrier to treatment decisions.

Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research | Read full story

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