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When to get your bone density measured -- that is the question
Date:5/12/2009

s Epidemiology Study, where the bone health of a group of non-osteoporotic men and women was tracked for 18 years to see how many of them developed osteoporosis or sustained fractures.

Professor Nguyen and team developed a web-based fracture risk calculator last year, also based on Dubbo data.

"Our current model of prognoses, which predicts the risk of osteoporosis or fracture based on an individual's age and initial BMD, will eventually be incorporated into the online calculator and this additional element will make it even more powerful," said Nguyen.


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Contact: Alison Heather
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Research Australia
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