Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Exploration of dietary/nutritional predictors associated with bone health.
Osteoporosis affects a large number of Australians and without preventative intervention prevalence is expected to significantly increase as the population ages. Epidemiological studies have provided strong evidence of the modifiable risk factors associated with osteoporosis. Calcium and vitamin D intake throughout life appears to be a strong predictor of bone health. Other dietary/nutritional factors associated with bone health include vitamins A, C and K, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, magnesium, sodium, protein, and core food groups such as fruits and vegetables. Australian research in this area however appears to be lacking. This project aims to improve understanding of dietary/nutritional predictors of bone health and to determine the relationship between nutritional status and bone health.

Prof Gita Mishra
Professor David Sibbritt
Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
Dr Amanda Patterson
A/Prof Mark McEvoy
Mrs Lindy Gallagher