whether proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole, etc) increase the risk for fractures

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Patients are asking whether proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole, etc) increase the risk for fractures.

New research suggests a higher risk of hip fractures in patients using PPIs for over a year...especially at higher doses.

Researchers speculate that PPIs might impair calcium absorption by inhibiting gastric acid.

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