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Can a Beta Blocker Prevent Bone Loss?

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Half of all women over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis at some point during the rest of their lives.

Even though several drugs that can prevent fractures are approved for the treatment of osteoporosis, their use is mostly limited to women over 60 who have already suffered a fracture or whose bones are so severely weakened that they are at extremely high risk of having a fracture.

"There is an urgent need for a low-cost drug that can be used to prevent the bone loss that ultimately leads to osteoporosis and fractures ...