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Risedronate, a bisphosphonate, has been shown to reduce vertebral fractures by around 41%, hip fractures by 30%, and non-vertebral fractures by 39%.

Harris, Steven T., Nelson Watts, Harry Genant, Clark McKeever, Thomas Hangartner, Michael Keller, Charles Chesnut III, Jacques Brown, Erik F. Eriksen, Mohammad Hoseyni, Douglas Axelrod, and Paul Miller. 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, Steven T., Nelson Watts, Harry Genant, Clark McKeever, Thomas Hangartner, Michael Keller, Charles Chesnut III, Jacques Brown, Erik F. Eriksen, Mohammad Hoseyni, Douglas Axelrod, and Paul Miller
Volume & Issue
Volume 282, Issue 14
Pages
1344-52
URL
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