Journal article

Increased bone mineral density in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: Impact of body composition differences

LJ Maple-Brown, J Hughes, LS Piers, LC Ward, J Meerkin, JA Eisman, JR Center, NA Pocock, G Jerums, K O'Dea

Bone | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2012

Grants

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


Awarded by Torres Strait Islander Health Research


Awarded by NHMRC Scholarship


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the participants, study staff and investigators of the two studies: The eGFR Study and The Healthy Top Enders Study. The eGFR Study was funded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) #545202. The Healthy Top Enders Study was funded by a Cardiovascular Lipid Pfizer Award, with additional support from Douglas and Lola Douglas Australian Academy of Science Award and the Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Clinical Science in Diabetes, University of Melbourne. We wish to thank SeaSwift for in-kind support in transportation of the DXA to Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia, and MeasureUp for assisting in having their mobile bone densitometry vehicle present on Thursday Island. LMB is supported by an Australian NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (#605837). J.H. is supported by NHMRC Scholarship #490348 and Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund.