Journal article

Association between dairy intake and fracture in an Australian-based cohort of women: a prospective study

Hajara Aslam, Kara L Holloway-Kew, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Felice N Jacka, Julie A Pasco



OBJECTIVE: Given the inconsistent evidence on dairy consumption and risk of fracture, we assessed the association between milk/total dairy consumption and major osteoporotic fracture (MOF) in women from the Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS). METHODS: Women aged ≥50 years (n=833) were followed from baseline (1993-1997) to date of first fracture, death or 31 December 2017, whichever occurred first. Dairy consumption was assessed by self-report at baseline and the follow-up phases. MOFs (hip, forearm, clinical spine and proximal humerus) were confirmed radiologically. Multivariable-adjusted Cox proportional hazard models were used to determine associations between milk/total dairy (milk, cheese,..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS) was funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australia (projects 251638, 628582). The funding organisations played no role in the design or conduct of the study; in the collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; nor in the preparation, review and approval of the manuscript.