Researchers are trying to find the connection between osteoporosis and high dose steroid use. With the help of genetically modified mice they are finding some interesting answers.
"High-dose cortisone is the second most common cause of osteoporosis, and we currently have no real treatment for this serious side effect," says senior author Steven L. Teitelbaum, M.D., Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology. "Given how frequently these drugs are used to treat many different conditions, that's a major clinical problem.
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