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Mar 15, 2018 06:31 PM

Osteoporosis: Garvan’s Fracture Risk Calculator turns 10

A visit to the GP can give you insight into your personalised risk of breaking a bone through osteoporosis – but it hasn’t always been this way.

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM

Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study

Take 5000 people, scrutinise for three decades and what do you get? A wholly new understanding of osteoporosis for starters, and the insights keep on coming.

Jun 19, 2017 10:26 AM

Professor Tuan Nguyen receives UNSW Sydney’s highest academi...

Garvan warmly congratulates Professor Tuan Nguyen, who has been awarded a Doctor of Science degree from UNSW Sydney.

MEDIA RELEASE: Oct 14, 2016 09:35 PM

Outwitting the ‘silent thief’: how clues in our genes could ...

In a world first, new Australian research has revealed that genetic profiling can help predict whether an individual will break a bone through osteoporosis. The findings, which arise from Australia’s globally recognised ...

Jun 16, 2016 12:40 PM

Know Your Bones: new online bone health assessment tool laun...

Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia are today delighted to announce the launch of Know Your Bones, a freely available online tool that helps consumers to understand their own risk of bone fracture.

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 30, 2015 01:00 AM

How bones reflect genetic variation among populations

Genes that help build strong bones in Europeans or Australians may have a very different effect in people from Southeast Asia.

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 11, 2014 07:00 AM

Study shows high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in Vietna...

A study undertaken in Vietnam for the first time reveals the high prevalence of knee osteoarthritis, showing that roughly a third of Vietnamese men and women over the age of 40 are affected.

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 20, 2014 08:05 AM

Muscle is three times better than fat for bones

Garvan researchers in collaboration with Vietnamese colleagues have now shown that the impact of ‘lean mass’ is 3 times higher than the impact of ‘fat mass’, finally concluding a debate that has lasted for over 20 years....

MEDIA RELEASE: Sep 25, 2013 12:30 AM

Fat and obesity gene also affects hip fracture

Garvan researchers have demonstrated a strong association between the FTO (fat and obesity) gene and hip fracture in women. While the gene is already well known to affect diabetes and body fat, this is the first study t...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 10, 2013 02:05 PM

Obesity may explain reduced bone fracture worldwide

A Garvan study shows that women – but not men – with more abdominal fat are less at risk of bone fracture. This may explain why global rates of fracture are declining at the same time as obesity is increasing. The data c...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 05, 2011 02:05 PM

How a snapshot of ASEAN scientific capabilities can guide us...

In the first study of its kind done on the ASEAN countries as a group, a Garvan researcher and Vietnamese colleague have provided a useful snapshot of the scientific landscapes and capabilities of our regional neighbours...

MEDIA RELEASE: Nov 09, 2010 04:05 PM

Beta-blocker use protects bone health

Beta-blocker use increases bone density and reduces risk of osteoporotic fracture by around 50% in men and women, say researchers at Garvan, who used data collected from the long-running Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology S...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 07, 2010 02:05 PM

Simple diagnostic tool predicts Type 2 diabetes in South Eas...

Researchers have estimated the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in Vietnam, and have developed a simple tool for identifying individuals at high risk. In Ho Chi Minh City, a city of 6.4 million, the findings suggest that ar...

MEDIA RELEASE: Feb 12, 2010 05:00 PM

Raising the question of obesity in Asia

When it comes to obesity, it would seem that it’s very important to define terms, and equally important to ask questions about those terms. So say Garvan scientists and their American and Vietnamese collaborators who cha...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 28, 2009 08:00 PM

Why measuring absolute risk of fracture could save many brok...

Garvan scientists stress the importance of measuring a person's absolute risk of fracture when determining their treatment options. Other factors currently determine whether or not the Australian Government will pay for ...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jul 02, 2009 08:00 PM

Summarising a fractured debate about meat, fish, eggs, veget...

Until now, medical opinion about the impact of vegetarian diets on bone health has been based on anecdotal evidence and a range of contradictory findings that sometimes rely on studies too small to be biologically releva...

MEDIA RELEASE: May 11, 2009 05:00 PM

When to get your bone density measured - that is the questio...

A new Garvan study provides doctors with guidelines on when to repeat bone mineral density (BMD) tests for their patients. For a serious condition like osteoporosis, affecting millions, it is important to establish clea...

MEDIA RELEASE: Apr 16, 2009 07:00 PM

Vegan Buddhist nuns have same bone density as non-vegetarian...

A study comparing the bone health of 105 post-menopausal vegan Buddhist nuns and 105 non-vegetarian women, matched in every other physical respect, has produced a surprising result. Their bone density was identical.

MEDIA RELEASE: May 14, 2008 04:00 PM

Study shows that prostate cancer increases the risk of bone ...

As unlikely as it sounds, scientists at Garvan have shown that there is a link between prostate cancer and a higher risk of bone fracture. Their study suggests that men with prostate cancer face a 50% higher risk of frac...

MEDIA RELEASE: May 01, 2008 01:00 AM

Genotyping takes us closer to an osteoporosis fingerprint

Garvan collaborated with the Icelandic genetics company, deCode, in an extensive multi-nation genome-wide search to find the genes linked to osteoporosis and fracture. Five regions of interest have been identified that a...

MEDIA RELEASE: Mar 07, 2008 02:05 PM

Web-based tool to predict risk of bone fracture

Scientists from Garvan have developed a fracture risk calculator using data, accumulated over 17 years, from the internationally recognised Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study. A paper describing the tool and its metho...