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.
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.
Get a free bone scan & $25 compensation!
Baton Rouge Site:
3870 Convention St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 381-2721; (225) 381-2723
New Orleans Site:
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-1016; (504) 988-1056
Louisiana Osteoporosis Study in the News
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