Link between diabetes drug and bone fracture

According to a recent diabetes study at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland, a common type of diabetic drug could increase the risk of patients breaking or fracturing bones.
The research, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, investigated over 1000 diabetic patients that had suffered bone fractures. The team looked at the diabetics and ascertained what drugs they were taking at time of fracture.
The team found that patients with diabetes faced a two-three times risk of breaking a wrist, hip or other body part when taking Avandia or Actos. For those diabetics that took the drugs for several years, the risk of bone fractures increase still further.
However, the authors were quick to confirm that the links between bone fracture and the drugs needs further research to confirm.

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