This is not a new discovery re steroids and osteoporosis. Here is another article from 2000 saying basically the same thing.
April 21, 2000 -- A steroid inhaler may be your best friend if you have asthma. It's easy to use and generally has fewer side effects than steroid pills. But a new study shows that high doses of inhaled steroids for asthma may in fact lead to weak and thinning bones -- a side effect that, until now, was primarily associated with steroid pills.The study also suggests that the more asthma patients used inhaled steroids, the weaker their bones became. http://my.webmd.com/content/article/23/1728_56862.htm
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