Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and Bone Mineral Density in Elderly Chinese Men and Women in Hong Kong

  title={Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and Bone Mineral Density in Elderly Chinese Men and Women in Hong Kong},
  author={Edith M. C. Lau and Robert P. Young and Suzanne C. Ho and Jean Woo and Jeanette Yat-Yin Kwok and Z. Birjandi and G Neil Thomas and Aprille Sham and Julian A.J.H. Critchley},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Although genetic factors have been strongly implicated in determining bone mineral density (BMD), the role of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphism remains controversial. An overall consensus is difficult, as the populations studied have been heterogeneous with respect to menopausal status and ethnicity. Moreover, some studies have examined only small populations, and relatively few studies have been conducted in Asian populations. There is mounting evidence that calcium homeostasis in… CONTINUE READING


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