The association between common vitamin D receptor gene variations and osteoporosis: a participant-level meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND: Polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene have been implicated in the genetic regulation of bone mineral density (BMD). However, the clinical impact of these variants remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relation between VDR polymorphisms, BMD, and fractures. DESIGN: Prospective multicenter large-scale association study. SETTING: The Genetic Markers for Osteoporosis consortium, involving 9 European research teams. PARTICIPANTS: 26,242 participants (18,405 women). ...Expand abstract
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