Bone mineral density in Hispanic women: a review of the literature with implications for promoting culturally relevant osteoporosis education.

@article{Cooper2011BoneMD,
  title={Bone mineral density in Hispanic women: a review of the literature with implications for promoting culturally relevant osteoporosis education.},
  author={Cheryl M. Cooper and Joyce E. Ballard},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={450-68}
}
Osteoporosis is a disease that primarily affects postmenopausal women of all ethnicities. Demographic projections indicate that the number of Hispanics over age 65 in the U.S. will increase from 2.9 million currently, to 17.5 million in 2050. A majority will be women. Recent research has increased understanding about biocultural correlates of osteoporosis in Hispanic women, and indicates that their risk for the disease is about equal to that of non-Hispanic White (NHW) women. Although Hispanics… CONTINUE READING

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