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Regular use of inhaled steroids does not increase the risk of bone loss in postmenopausal women

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:g

Question Does long term use of inhaled steroids increase the risk of fractures in postmenopausal women?

Synopsis Treatment with systemic corticosteroids is known to both decrease bone mineral density (BMD) and increase the risk of osteoporotic fractures. To determine if inhaled corticosteroids confer a similar risk, the authors compared 155 postmenopausal women treated with inhaled steroids with 674 controls matched for …

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