Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphism Predicts Height and Bone Size, Rather Than Bone Density in Children and Young Adults

Abstract

Peak bone mass is considered to be under strong genetic control. We studied the association among anthropometry, bone density and vitamin D receptor (VDR) genotype in an ethnically homogeneous group of 148 Caucasian children and young adults. Bone density was measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and VDR genotype was determined by a direct… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00223-002-2130-2

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