Watch bone density in men on SSRI

The study of 849 men found that among the 61 using antidepressants, those who weighed under 90kg had poorer bone health, and those who were heavier had better bone health, than non-users. 

“Thus, the risk of osteoporosis should be taken into account when prescribing antidepressants, in particular among men who are in this weight category,” the authors concluded. 

The mechanism at play isn’t known, but the authors note that greater weight is linked to greater bone density in general and could offset the effects of the

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