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Welcome to Arthritis SA
Arthritis SA is committed to improving the quality of life of people with Arthritis and related conditions. Arthritis SA aims to reduce the social and economic burden of Arthritis through research, education and support.
An integral part of Arthritis SA's commitment to all South Australians is to ensure our programmes and support services are available in various locations throughout metropolitan and rural South Australia.
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Arthritis SA's commitment to research
With one in four South Australians suffering from Arthritis and other muscular skeletal conditions, research into finding a cure is essential. Last year Arthritis SA committed over $100,000 to the national research portfolio and also funded local research projects.
A summary of South Australian specifically funded research can be viewed here.
Calcium, Vitamin D and Exercise are the Key to Bone Health
New guidelines published in the Medical Journal of Australia’s open access journal, MJA OPEN, reveal calcium, vitamin D and exercise are the key to Australia’s bone health.
In a media release from Osteoporosis Australia (OA), Professor Peter Ebeling, Medical Director of OA and lead author on the paper said “When we look at optimising bone health, we must look at the whole life cycle and extensive research gives us clear directions on what is required at different ages.”
“This paper clearly identifies the central role a combination of adequate calcium, vitamin D and exercise provides at all life stages, to improve our nation’s bone health,” said Prof Ebeling.
To read more about this topic or to download the paper please click here.