World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day

Today is World Osteoporosis Day (20 October). The level of awareness among Australian men who at are most at risk of osteoporosis is ‘deeply concerning’ according to a leading expert in bone health.

Professor Peter Ebeling, Medical Director of Osteoporosis Australia and Head, Department of Medicine in the School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, at Monash Health said the focus on men on World Osteoporosis Day was appropriate.

“A recent survey from Osteoporosis Australia showed alarming numbers of young men thought osteoporosis was rare in men – about 40% of 18- 24 year olds. But more worrying is the number of men 65 and over who had the same view – almost a fifth (19%)."

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New information for Australian men

Media Coverage

Prevention Magazine online - This World Osteoporosis Day here's what you need to know to build your bones

Choice Magazine online - World Osteoporosis Day 2014 focuses on men

Compare the Market - Real men love their bones

Sky NewsWhy men should worry about osteoporosis

TODAY SHOW - Dr Ross Walker talks osteoporosis and prevention.

Canberra Times - Bone health not a humerus matter

Sydney Morning Herald - Bone health not a humerus matter

Brisbane Times - Bone health not a humerus matter

Monash University - Medical director Prof Peter Ebeling talks World Osteoporosis Day and new report findings 

SBS Radio – MacedonianInterview with Professor Peter Ebeling about osteoporosis for World Osteoporosis Day 

Radio 2GB Sydney - Program hosted by Chris Smith - Susie Burrell discussing bone health with Professor John Eisman for World Osteoporosis Day. Susie is a Healthy Bones Ambassador, who is doing a ‘Scream for Halloween’ fundraiser for bone health. 

Radio 774 ABC Melbourne - Program hosted by Red Symons. Interview with Claire McInerney, a Melbourne student living with low bone density who talks about importance of bone health and being a ‘Scream for Halloween’ spokesperson to raise awareness for Healthy Bones Australia.