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Exercising science to guard against bone fractures

One in two Australian women over 60 will suffer a bone fracture as a result of osteoporosis, while 30 percent of all osteoporotic fractures involve men.

At the moment, medication is the primary therapy to improve bone mass and prevent fractures, but most hip fractures come from falls.

Griffith University is about to conduct trials combining medication and exercise, the idea being that improved muscle strength can boost balance.

Griffith Allied Health researcher Melanie Fishbacher tells Mark she’s now looking for participants and wants to hear from healthy postmenopausal women with low bone mass.

Brisbane trial:
http://www.medexop.org/

Gold Coast trial:
https://www.griffith.edu.au/menzies-health-institute-queensland/our-research/clinical-trials/whole-body-vibration-osteoporosis

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Karl Stefanovic
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