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Antidepressants may raise bone risk

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Published: 22Jan2007
Daily use of certain antidepressants doubles the risk of bone fractures in adults 50 and older, a McGill study suggests. The new research, led by Dr. David Goltzman, a professor of medicine and physiology and director of the McGill Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research, seems to support earlier studies. The antidepressants studied are a class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which includes such drugs as Prozac and Paxil.