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Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) polymorphisms & metabolic health status in a maltese cohort

Micallef Kay Lee , Agius Rachel , Fava Stephen , Paul Pace Nikolai

Background: Several studies have investigated the association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) variants and the risk of cardiometabolic complications. The pleiotropic action of VDR in extra-skeletal tissues gives physiologic plausibility to the associations between VDR variants and metabolic health, particularly in obese individuals. Whilst multiple conflicting findings have been reported, clinical data has shown that despite an increase in physical activity and nurturing heal...