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Diuretic blood pressure drug linked to fewer hip fractures

Research we’re watching Although some observational studies have indicated that thiazide diuretics may protect against hip fracture, there has been little confirmatory evidence from clinical trials. Researchers in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) recently analyzed their data and found evidence of such an effect. …

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