Central European journal of public health, vol.29, pp.130-133, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
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Central European journal of public health
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vitamin D deficiency, VDR, polymorphism, young professionals, Turkish Cypriots, CANCER, SUSCEPTIBILITY, POLYMORPHISM, ASSOCIATION, RS2228570, DISEASE, RISK, BONE
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Objectives: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble, prohormone vitamin that is important especially for bone mineralization and skeletal health. In recent years, vitamin D deficiency appeared as a worldwide problem, affecting many people in different ways including the Northern Cypriot population. The deficiency might be caused by the lack of exposure to sunlight, diet low in vitamin D, sedentary lifestyle, and also due to some genetic variations in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene.