Do statins raise or reduce osteoporosis risk?

The answer may depend on patients' age and the dose taken, large study reports
Clare Pain
older woman with pill

Statins may have different effects on the risk of developing osteoporosis according the specific drug, its dose and the patient’s age, a large European study has reported.

Post-menopausal women on high doses of statins might need extra monitoring, as they could be at particular risk of osteoporosis, the study authors write.