Published in Genetics and Environmental Health Week, March 31st, 2004
"We conducted a 10-year prospective study of peak bone mass and its change in 604 women, aged 24-44 years at study initiation, and related changes in bone mineral density (BMD) and osteocalcin (OCN) concentrations to estrogen receptor (ER)-alpha gene polymorphisms in 442 of these women. We examined the association of ER-alpha PvuII and XbaI polymorphisms with the 10-year change in lumbar spine (LS) and femoral neck (FN) BMD, measured by densitometry, as well as serum OCN levels, after accounting for weight and menstrual status change. The women were members of the Michigan Bone Health Study, a...
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