Cincinnati--Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Bone Health
and Osteoporosis Center are conducting a study to assess the safety and
effectiveness of an oral drug on bone health. "Although it is more
common in post-menopausal women, 10 percent of all men over the age of
50 have enough bone loss that they can be clinically diagnosed as
having osteoporosis," said Nelson Watts, MD. Dr. Watts is a UC
professor and director of the UC Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center.
clinical trial will investigate the effectiveness of this medication on
preserving bone health in men. In this randomly assigned trial, two
thirds of the participants will receive an active medication. One third
of the group will receive a placebo. All bone scans and medications are
free for qualified participants.
For more information about the male osteoporosis study, call (513) 475-7415. All inquiries are confidential.