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Femarelle drug treats menopause onset osteoporosis sans hormones

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/lifecycles/article/femarelle_drug_treats_menopause_onset_osteoporosis_sans_hormones_20071221

The connection between menopause and osteoporosis is well-documented. At the onset of menopause, following the decrease of estrogen in the body, the bone undergoes a yearly decline of bone mass density (BMD) of 2 percent to 3 percent a year in the first seven years following menopause. This leads to the development of osteoporosis, which affects 50 percent of postmenopausal women today.

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