Vitamin D-receptor genotypes as independent genetic predictors of decreased bone mineral density in primary biliary cirrhosis.

@article{Springer2000VitaminDG,
  title={Vitamin D-receptor genotypes as independent genetic predictors of decreased bone mineral density in primary biliary cirrhosis.},
  author={Johnathon Springer and David Edward C Cole and Laurence A. Rubin and Karen J Cauch-Dudek and Louise Harewood and Jovan Evrovski and Vanya D. Peltekova and Elizabeth Jenny Heathcote},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={145-51}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatic osteodystrophy is a complication of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Allelic polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene are related to bone mineral density (BMD) in normal cohorts and those with primary osteoporosis. We sought to establish the prevalence of reduced bone mass in PBC, correlate BMD with VDR gene polymorphisms, and identify risk factors for the development of hepatic osteodystrophy. METHODS Seventy-two female patients with PBC were evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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