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CONTEXT Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is reported to have antioxidant and cardioprotective properties. The relationship between PON1 genotypes and functional activity with systemic measures of oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in humans has not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship of genetic and(More)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary disorder of hemoglobin synthesis that can affect the skeletal system owing to accelerated hematopoiesis and/or bone infarction. Additionally, several studies have suggested that a low bone mass is associated with SCD, partly because of adverse effects on growth and development. The few previous studies of bone(More)
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