Fluoride in Drinking Water Does Increase Risk of Hip Fracture.

From the October 1999 publication of the American Journal of Epidemiology comes a report that collaborates several previous studies linking hip fractures and fluoride in drinking water. The research looked over 144,000 elderly Finnish people admitted to hospitals with their first hip fracture.

The final results showed that women ages 50 to 64 had much more hip fractures when subjected to greater amounts of fluoride. Dr. John Lee, an expert on fluoride and bone effects concluded from the study, "The scientific evidence clearly demonstrates that fluoride damages bone even at levels added to public drinking water."

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