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Nitrogenous bisphosphonate use may reduce risk for endometrial cancer

December 22, 2014

Exposure to nitrogenous bisphosphonates appeared to have a protective effect on the incidence of endometrial cancer in women who never had the malignancy, according to study results.

“Other studies have shown that bisphosphonates may reduce the risk of certain cancers, but we are the first to show that the risk for endometrial cancer may also be reduced,” researcher Sharon Hensley Alford, PhD, of the Henry Ford Health System, said in a press release. “This study suggests that women who need bone strengthening medications and who have increased risk for endometrial cancer may want to choose the nitrogen form of bisphosphonates because this form may reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.”

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