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Table 2 Percent change in lumbar spine BMD in ovariectomized rats after 12 weeks of treatment with nitroglycerin (NTG) ointment 29.

From: The effects of organic nitrates on osteoporosis: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN94484747]

Treatment Group (n = 5 for all groups) Change in Lumbar Spine BMD
Sham operated 6.3% ± 5.3 *
Ovariectomy (OVX) -2.5% ± 2.0
OVX + estrogen 5.9% ± 3.4*
OVX + 0.2 mg nitroglycerin ointment once a day 6.2% ± 2.8*
OVX + 0.2 mg nitroglycerin ointment twice a day 1.9% ± 2.1
OVX + 0.2 mg nitroglycerin ointment three times a day -0.2% ± 3.3