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Stature, bone size, and bone mass are interrelated traits with high heritability, but the major genes that govern these phenotypes remain unknown. Independent genomewide quantitative-trait locus(More)
Osteoporosis is a polygenic disease, whose determining loci have not yet been identified. Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms in the 3'-end region (as determined by the enzymes BsmI and ApaI)(More)
INTRODUCTION Body weight is positively correlated with bone mass and density, and both muscle mass and body fat are thought to play a role in regulating bone metabolism. We examined bone metabolism(More)