The FDA warns that long-term (> 1 year) or high-dose use of acid-suppressing proton pump inhibitor medications (Nexium, Protonix, Prilosec, Aciphex) increases the risk of fracture of the spine, hip, and wrist. Read the full story here.
How does this happen? Stomach acid binds minerals in food, increasing their absorption. Without stomach acid, bone-strengtheners like [...]