Beta-blockers may help decrease bone loss in male patients with dementia, according to UTHealth Houston study

By Jeannette Sanchez, Media Relations
June 10, 2024

Men with dementia who were taking beta-blockers showed a slight decrease in the rate of bone loss compared with men who were not, according to a small observational study led by researchers at UTHealth Houston.

Women in the study, published in Calcified Tissue International, did not show a change.

Beta-blockers are commonly used to manage heart and circulatory system problems. They are also sometimes used to treat conditions related to the nervous system. Beta-blockers work by slowing down certain types of cell activity, which can help control blood pressure, heart rate, and more.

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