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A study analyzed the possible effectiveness of osteoporosis drugs in treating and preventing arthritic knees. It was found that women using osteoporosis drugs had fewer knee bone abnormalities but no significant beneficial effect. The different osteoporosis drugs also have different levels of effect on bone abnormalities. More studies need to be done to understand the level of effectiveness of osteoporosis drugs in treatment of arthritic knees.
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About: Researchers test benefits of osteoporosis drugs on arthritic knees
Date: 30 November 2004
Source: US News
Author: Helen Fields
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