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Influence of vitamin D receptor genotype on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: a twin study in Britain.

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OBJECTIVES: To investigate the possible association between vitamin D receptor genotype and bone mineral density in a large group of postmenopausal twins. DESIGN: Cross sectional twin study. SETTING: Twin population based in Britain. SUBJECTS: 95 dizygotic (non-identical) pairs of twins and 87 monozygotic (identical) pairs of twins aged 50-69 years, postmenopausal, and free of diseases affecting bone, recruited from a national register of twins and with a media campaign. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES...

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10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1357

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
310
Issue:
6991
Pages:
1357-1360
Publication date:
1995-05-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
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uuid:6ca9cae5-c0f3-499d-b979-c3910e6f3347
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110492
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pubs:110492

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