Know Your Bones Reaches Another Milestone
Greg Lyubomirsky, CEO of Osteoporosis Australia and Professor Peter Croucher, Head of the Bone Biology Division at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (pictured) are celebrating ahead of Australia Day next week. Why? The Know Your Bones online self-assessment has achieved over 60,000 visits in just over 6 months.
Professor Croucher said “it is an important milestone to reach in a short time and we are hoping the numbers will continue to grow as more Australians get active about their bone health.”
The website allows users to self-assess their bone health and then provides and report showing results and risk factors which can be taken to a doctor. For users 50 years and older a fracture risk assessment is also included (over 5-years and 10-years). The tool is based on key findings from Garvan's 28-year Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study (the world’s longest running population-based osteoporosis study in men and women).
Greg Lyubomirsky said, “We are committed to reaching as many Australians as possible to take the test, to know their risk and help avoid factures.”
Osteoporosis patient Carole David said “It’s time that people took their bone health very seriously, and recognised that by taking action sooner rather than later, painful fractures may be avoided.”
“I encourage every Australian adult to jump online and give it a go,” said Carole.
To take the Know Your Bones assessment visit www.knowyourbones.org.au or click the image below