Bone Health information now available in other languages.


Healthy Bones Australia has released new information in Arabic, Greek, Italian, Punjabi, Chinese (simplified and traditional) and Vietnamese.

The translated material is available in the Resource Hub on the website and aims to protect bone health in the community.

The translated information explains calcium, vitamin D and exercise for bone health and reviews medications for osteoporosis.

There is also information about calcium levels in different foods to assist people increase the amount of calcium in their daily meals.

Greg Lyubomirsky, CEO of Healthy Bones Australia, said “Over 1.2 million Australians are living with osteoporosis and 66% of people over 50 years have poor bone health. We want to prevent broken bones and encourage people to speak to their doctor if they have risk factors for osteoporosis.”

The new resources reflect diverse communities across Australia with a focus on prevention.

Associate Professor Peter Wong, Medical Director of Healthy Bones Australia, said “working in Western Sydney I know first hand how helpful it can be to share information in other languages to assist consumers to protect their health. I urge health professionals and GPs working within these linguistically diverse communities to use this new information and for consumers to access the information and… tell your family, tell your friends!”

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