Individuals with socioeconomic disadvantage among Puerto Rican cohort have elevated levels of oxidative stress according to recent PROTECT Study

Stress is generally defined as demands that tax or exceed the adaptive capacity of an organism, which can result in psychological and biological changes. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body which can ultimately cause...

PROTECT Study intermediate report: associations between demographic risk factors and preterm birth in the first 1000 participants

Since PROTECT has started studying the environmental causes of higher levels of preterm birth in Puerto Rico preterm birth rates have dropped significantly; from 18% of all births in 2011 which was considered the highest in the world, to 11% by 2017.[1] However, this...