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OBJECTIVE To assess the folate status of Finnish adults using plasma folate and homocysteine as biomarkers and to evaluate dietary and supplementary folate intakes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Plasma folate, vitamin B(12) and total homocysteine (tHcy) were determined in a random sample of 643 subjects aged 25-74 y living in the Helsinki area. The(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is diagnosed by the measurement of bone mineral density, which is a highly heritable and multifactorial trait. We aimed to identify genetic loci that are associated with bone mineral density. METHODS In this genome-wide association study, we identified the most promising of 314 075 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 2094(More)
CX3CR1, a fractalkine receptor, mediates cell-adhesive and migratory functions in inflammation. Based on CX3CR1 expression observed in bronchial tissues of asthmatic subjects, we hypothesized that genetic variation at this locus may affect susceptibility to asthma. We carried out an association study and a haplotypic analysis with selected polymorphisms of(More)
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