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Thiazide diuretics reduce fracture risk compared to other antihypertensives

A thiazide diuretic has outperformed other antihypertensives in terms of reduced risk of hip and pelvic fractures hospitalisations, a post hoc analysis of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) has shown. The US study of more than 22,000 patients found fractures were reduced by 21% in patients randomised to the ...

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