The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, begun in 2004, is a longitudinal study centered on our established cohort of 1500 older Puerto Ricans adults residing in the Greater Boston area. We have recently begun a 4th follow-up visit with participants. The purpose of the current study visit is to examine the potential associations of processed foods consumption and phosphorus and vitamin B6 intakes with cognitive function using a battery of cognitive tests and brain MRI scans. Previous study visits focused on stress, cardiovascular health and overall health outcomes in relation to diet, health disparities and aging.
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Mattei JM, Sotos-Prieto M, Bigornia SJ, Noel SE, Tucker KL. The Mediterranean diet score is more strongly associated with favorable cardiometabolic risk factors over 2 years than other diet quality indexes in Puerto Rican adults. J Nutr Apr 2017;147:661-9. PMCID: PMC5368589 (Link to PubMed)
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