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BPRHS Project 1

Project 1

DIET AND VITAMIN STATUS, ALLOSTATIC LOAD, AND CVD RISK IN PUERTO RICAN ADULTS

Project Director: Katherine L. Tucker, Ph.D.

This longitudinal cohort study will extend follow-up of our existing cohort of 1500 Puerto Rican adults, aged 45-75 years at baseline, in the Boston area.

  • We will investigate 5-year prospective associations between measures of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and risk factors, in relation to baseline and continuing measures of dietary pattern, vitamin intake and plasma status
  • Assess interrelationships of allostatic load, CVD and risk, with consideration of potential modifying effects of dietary pattern and vitamin status over 5 years
  • Additionally we will assess associations between neighborhood measures of food availability, and walkability, in relation to dietary pattern, vitamin status, allostatic load, CVD and risk factors