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Risedronate, a bisphosphonate, has been shown to increase vertebral bone mineral density (BMD) by around 5% and hip BMD by 2% to 3% in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

Harris S, Watts N, Genant H, et al. Effects of Risedronate Treatment on Vertebral and Nonvertebral Fractures in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: a Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 1999; 282(14): 1344-52. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/282/14/1344

Reference

Title
Effects of Risedronate Treatment on Vertebral and Nonvertebral Fractures in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Harris S, Watts N, Genant H, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 282, Issue 14
Pages
1344-52
URL
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