Association between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms, falls, balance and muscle power: results from two independent studies (APOSS and OPUS)

@article{Barr2009AssociationBV,
  title={Association between vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms, falls, balance and muscle power: results from two independent studies (APOSS and OPUS)},
  author={Ronald Barr and H. MacDonald and Alison Stewart and F. Joseph McGuigan and Amelia C. Rogers and Richard Eastell and Dieter Felsenberg and C. C. Gl{\"u}er and C. Roux and David M. Reid},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={457-466}
}
Fall prevention is a key strategy for reducing osteoporotic fractures. We investigated the association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms and reported falls in postmenopausal women. Bsm1 polymorphisms were associated with falls, balance and muscle power measurements. These results may explain some of the excess fracture risk associated with VDR… CONTINUE READING