Michigan Bone Health & Metabolism Study (MBHMS)

The 20-year MBHMS followed the daughters of participants in the Tecumseh Community Health Study to evaluate the impact of aging-related processes including menopause and the secular increase in obesity on the development and progression of musculoskeletal disease and declines in physical functioning. This research has significantly advanced understanding of the important changes in body composition, bone health, osteoarthritis and physical functioning that occur in the midlife influencing women’s likelihood for healthy aging.