More Bad News for Bones
Well if today’s post about antidepressants and bone-loss wasn’t bad enough, check out this report by HealthDay News. Apparently a new study has found that a certain cancer medication caused bone loss and promoted tumor growth in the bones of mice. Robert Preidt reports:
G-CSF helps restore white blood cell counts after chemotherapy, which can destroy white blood cells. Low levels of white blood cells increase the risk of infection in patients.
In the study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis gave G-CSF to mice for eight days.
They found that the mice lost bone mass. The rodents also showed increased bone tumor growth when they were injected with cancer cells.
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