Friday, March 01, 2013

FDA: Salmon Calcitonin May Cause Higher Risk of Cancer

A salmon hormone that's used to treat osteoporosis may not have enough benefits to outweigh the risk of cancer. The Food and Drug Administration has announced that drugs that contain calcitonin salmon may increase the potential for cancer in patients.

Calcitonin salmon is a man-made version of the hormone calcitonin that is found in salmon. It's usually used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis in women, and can be delivered to the patient in a variety of ways.