Certain Diabetes Drugs May Have Harmful Side Effects

Women taking two common diabetes drugs may face an increased risk for bone fractures.

Researchers at Wake Forest University analyzed data from 10 studies on diabetes patients taking the drugs Avandia or Actos.

The researchers calculated how many fractures occurred in these patients, compared to people not taking the drugs. They found women taking the drugs had nearly double the risk of fracture. The link was not found in men.

Actos and Avandia have been linked to heart problems as well.


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