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Boston Puerto Rican Osteoporosis Study

The Boston Puerto Rican Osteoporosis Study (BPROS) is an extension of the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study (BPRHS). After participants of the BPRHS completed their 2 year visit, they were invited to take part in the BPROS. The BPROS collect additional measurements, including bone mineral density (BMD).

The aims of this study are to:

  1. Assess the status of BMD
  2. Investigate the relationship between stress, biological responses to injury/infection and bone
  3. Determine dietary contributions to BMD
  4. Investigate the relationship between genes and the environment with BMD

Noel SE, Arevalo S, Smith CE, Lai CQ, Dawson-Hughes B, Ordovas JM, Tucker KL. Genetic admixture and body composition in Puerto Rican adults from the Boston Puerto Rican Osteoporosis Study. J Bone Miner Metab. 2016 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print] (Link to PubMed)

Potential models

If interested in using our data for research, please fill out the following manuscript proposal form (doc).

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