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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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

MEDIA RELEASE: Jan 16, 2008 07:00 AM

Low testosterone in men doubles their risk of bone fracture

Garvan researchers have shown that low levels of testosterone in men double their risk of bone fracture, all other risk factors being equal. This is a significant finding given that 30% of the 110,000 osteoporotic fractu...