Adding Bone or Preventing Bone Loss

For women with osteoporosis the challenge has been that no one medication both adds bone and prevents bone loss. Most treatments for low bone mass just prevent loss, yet a fairly simple and apparently safe treatment has just been found that may both add bone and prevent loss. This was nitroglycerin ointment and it was studied at the endocrine research unit at the Mayo Clinic. The study was very preliminary and it remains to be seen if this bears fruit in large studies.

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