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Know your bones

'Know your bones' helps adults assess their likelihood of fractures , including those diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoporosis. New figures reveal a bone break every 3.4 minutes due to poor bone health An Australian - first bone health self - assessment tool designed to help...
Fact sheet

Osteoporosis: musculoskeletal fact sheet

Osteoporosis (meaning ‘porous bones’) is a condition that causes bones to become thin, weak and fragile. This occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, faster than the body can replace them. Decreases in bone mineral density and changes in bone quality make bones more...


Calcium is the most common mineral in the body. This article looks at its metabolism; its promotors and inhibitors; dietary sources; and the role of calcium through the life cycle.