Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Prostate cancer therapy causes bone decay and fractures
About the author: 
WDDTY Team

A common treatment for prostate cancer can cause bone decay

A common treatment for prostate cancer can cause bone decay. Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) - which blocks the production of testosterone - weakens bones, significantly increasing the risk of fractures.
Up to now, doctors had assumed that ADT was a relatively safe procedure - but the serious bone damage it causes came to light this week only because of new monitoring technology that can assess the health of bones.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne used 'virtual bone biopsy' on 26 men who had started ADT 12 months ago. Over the year, the researchers discovered that the men's bone health deteriorated rapidly.
Just as estrogen is essential for women's bone health, so testosterone seems to have a similar function in men, the researchers believe.
(Source: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, 2010; 29 September: doi: 10.1210/jc.2010-0902).


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved