Fluoride in Drinking Water Does Increase Risk of Hip Fracture.

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

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