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Can implantable hormone pellets prevent bone loss?

Ask the doctor Q. Iíve heard that bioidentical hormone pellets injected near the hip are more effective than bone-building drugs in stopping bone loss and preventing hip fracture. Is this true? A. The FDA hasnít approved hormone pellets for preventing or treating bone loss. Moreover, there are no randomized controlled trials on record, so we donít know whether hormone pellets are more effective ó or even as effective ó as…

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