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:
- Assess the status of BMD
- Investigate the relationship between stress, biological responses to injury/infection and bone
- Determine dietary contributions to BMD
- Investigate the relationship between genes and the environment with BMD