Are vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms associated with prostate cancer?

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Are vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms associated with prostate cancer?

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No. A meta-analysis of all of the studies that were conducted regarding the relationship of VDR (Cdx2 and Apal) was completed and revealed that these polymorphisms are not associated with prostate cancer. Previous evidence had been ambiguous.

Wang K, Wu G, Li J, Song W. Role of vitamin D receptor gene Cdx2 and Apa1 polymorphisms in prostate cancer susceptibility: a meta-analysis. BMC Cancer. 2016;16(1):674. Web.