Our Study

Osteoporosis and osteopenia (degenerative disease of the bone) affects nearly 66% of Australians over the age of 50. Though it typically occurs in older ages, osteoporosis has its roots in earlier life stages.

This study aims to explore the efficacy of probiotics as an early intervention strategy for reducing bone loss in post-menopausal women.

We're recruiting eligible post-menopausal women who will randomly be assigned to either the probiotic or placebo and take a capsule once daily for 12 months. We'll give you all of the results (at the conclusion of the study) from the bone density scans, blood samples and stool samples we collect so you can have a comprehensive understanding of your bone health.

Would this study be a good fit? If this describes you, please complete our screening survey to check your eligibility:

  • Aged 45-65 years
  • Postmenopausal (at least 12 months since last period)
  • Healthy with a BMI between approximately 18-30
  • Not on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Not taking medication that affects bone mineral density
  • Melbourne-based and able to travel to La Trobe University, Bundoora


Click here to read our Participant Informed Consent Form. 

Our Study