Garvan's Guide to Understanding Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a very serious, often misunderstood disease that’s more common than people think.

‘Garvan’s Guide to Understanding Osteoporosis’

Our Understanding Osteoporosis guide contains key information on osteoporosis including:

  • Who’s at risk
  • How you can help prevent it
  • Garvan’s research into prevention and treatment strategies.

 

Quick fact: 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over 50 will experience a bone fracture caused by osteoporosis.

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Did you know?

  • 1.2 million Australians currently have osteoporosis
  • Only 20% of those that could benefit from treatment receive effective anti-osteoporosis therapy
  • Over 50% of people who fracture a bone due to osteoporosis will have another fracture within a year
  • Only 20% of those that could benefit from treatment receive effective anti-osteoporosis therapy
  • Heavy smoking increases your risk of a fragility fracture by 15% – 30%

Find out more about our osteoporosis research

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