Pointing the bone at osteoporosis

Useful Sites

Arthritis and osteoporosis in Australia 2008 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare)

Brings together information on arthritis and ostoeporosis in Australia. Chapter 6 provides an overview of the nature and impacts of osteoporosis.

What is osteoporosis? (Osteoporosis Australia)

Provides an introduction to osteoporosis including links to risk factors, diagnosis and the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (transcripts)

Preventing osteoporosis (Ockham’s Razor, 2 August 2009)
Discusses the need for greater prevention of osteoporosis in Australia.

Old men, brittle bones (The Pulse, 22 May 2008)
Covers the incidence of osteoporosis in men and current management strategies.

Vitamin D and fractures (Ockham's Razor, 5 December 2004)
Professor Christopher Nordin, Consultant Physician at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, talks about the importance of Vitamin D in the prevention of hip fractures.

Calcium and osteoporosis (Ockham's Razor, 28 November 2004)
Professor Christopher Nordin, Consultant Physician at the Royal Adelaide Hospital discusses the understanding and management of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a preventable disease and he questions why it's not being prevented.

Diseases and Conditions – Osteoporosis (Mayo Clinic, USA)

This is also a good introduction to osteoporosis. Covers causes, prevention and treatment.

The prevention and management of osteoporosis (Medical Journal of Australia)

Presents various aspects of osteoporosis. Of particular interest, What is osteoporosis? and What is the magnitude of the problem in Australia?

Osteoporosis Sydney Support Group

Contains a brief explanation of osteoporosis, including recommended daily intake of calcium.

ASBMR bone curriculum (American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, USA)

This resource includes information on bone structure, growth, biomechanics, exercise, disease and nutrition. Text sections are interspersed with images, diagrams, slide shows and animations. Also contains links for related websites, textbooks and journals.

Osteoporosis (All ScienceDen.com, USA)

Provides background information on normal bone development and factors involved in osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

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Page updated June 2010.