Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Word of Caution: Osteoporosis drugs linked to esophageal cancer

There are many Celiacs out there who have developed Osteopenia/Osteoporosis (bone loss) as a result of their Celiac Disease. Some folks are then put on a bone mass building prescription drug like Fosamax, Actonel, Didronel or Boniva. The drugs aim to treat bone-weakening Osteopenia/Osteoporosis by increasing bone mass.

A recent study by the US FDA now shows an increased risk of esophageal cancer in patients taking these types of so-called bisphosphonate drugs.

See the following article for more information.


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