A meta-analysis of all relevant studies on MEDLINE, EMBASE, OVID and ScienceDirect published through January 2013 finds that the use of benzodiazepines, especially short-acting, results in a clinically significant increase in the risk of fractures. The study appears in the September issue of Osteoporosis.
Xing, D., Ma, X., Wang, J., Yang, Y, Chen, Y; Association between use of benzodiazepines and risk of fractures: a meta-analysis. Osteoporosis International. September, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s00198-013-2446-y