Cross sectional investigation of the effects of inhaled corticosteroids on bone density and bone metabolism in patients with asthma.


BACKGROUND Bone mineral density has been reduced in patients with asthma taking inhaled corticosteroids in some cross sectional studies and this could be important if treatment is continued for several decades. The possibility of confounding by age, menopausal status, physical activity and, especially, past oral steroid use has not been excluded in most… (More)


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