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Welcome to the Louisiana Osteoporosis Study!


    You are invited to participate in Tulane's Louisiana Osteoporosis Study!  The goal of this research study is to identify risk factors  important for osteoporosis and related health problems. To reach this goal, we will recruit 20,000 participants in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans greater area.
      

What is Osteoporosis?


    Osteoporosis is a condition of low bone mass which results in high risk of fractures. It is a major public health problem. Osteoporosis is also associated with many other conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The risk of osteoporosis has gender difference. While women have a relatively higher risk for developing osteoporosis comparing with men, men have a significantly higher mortality upon osteoporotic fractures. The most powerful, measurable determinant of fracture risk is bone mineral density (BMD). Osteoporosis is affected by both environmental factors (e.g., dietary calcium intake, alcohol consumption, smoking, weight-bearing exercise, etc.) and genetic factors.


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Clinical Recruitment 

Locations:
Baton Rouge Site:
3870 Convention St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 381-2721; (225) 381-2723




New Orleans Site:
11th floor
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University
1440 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-1016; (504) 988-1056



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