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Archive for December 30th, 2009

By Sue Shekut, Licensed Massage Therapist, ACSM Personal Trainer, Certified Wellness Coach, Owner, Working Well Massage

Pharmaceutical drugs are often discovered by accident. One drug test may be going on where a chemical combination is used to treat one condition then in trails  it’s found that the drug also treats other unrelated symptoms or diseases. Some of the major antipsychotic meds, like thorazine, were discovered when scientists were trying to treat allergies and found that people taking an allergy medicine had clearer thought patterns. Now a drug designed to help those with Osteoprerosis has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer!

Chris Maynard from Spine-Health.com has written about a new study that shows that shows that osteoporosis medications may reduce the risk of breast cancer. According to the study, woman that took biphosphonates were 32% less likely to develop invasive breast cancer.

Read the excerpt from Maynard’s article in Spine Health for more info:

Women who took bisphosphonates were less likely to develop invasive breast cancer than women who did not take these bone-strengthening drugs, according to a recent analysis of participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) program.

As recently presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium,  there was on average 32 percent fewer invasive breast cancers in those women who used bisphosphonates as opposed to women who did not use these medications.

According to researchers in the recent observational study, bisphosphonates may contribute to fewer breast cancers as a result of discouraging the formation of blood vessels, which tumors grow on.

Read the entire article at Spine-health here.

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