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Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Increased Fracture Risk in Kids

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Proton pump inhibitors - a widely used class of drugs used to treat acid reflux and related symptoms - may lead to an increased risk of fractures in children and adolescents, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). Official journal of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, JPGN is published by Wolters Kluwer.

"This study suggests an increased risk of fracture among otherwise healthy pediatric patients exposed to PPIs," according to the new research, led by Nathan Robert Fleishman, MD ...