Caucasian women have shown to be the most liable to having a decreased BMD during menopause and postmenopause
. Even thought their BMD is shown to be higher than Asians, their BMD was more fragile and they suffered from more bone fractures.
Further tests taken have shown weight factors to affect BMD in women undergoing menopause. Ethnic groups BMD do differ, but lifestyle and dietary differences are shown to play a benevolent role in the regulation of BMD during menopause. Weight gain factors that are coherent to an ethnicity´s biological make up could be associated to a decreased BMD in women in postmenopause
Research has revealed that the Caucasian population in the U.S is the largest group to suffer from obesity. This could also be a contributing factor in women suffering from weak BMD.