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COVID death 12X more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor (less D gets to cells) - Oct 2021

Association of Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and clinical/severe outcomes of COVID-19 patients

Infection, Genetics and Evolution: Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics in Infectious Diseases - October 2021
Rasoul AbdollahzadehMohammad Hossein ShushizadehMina Barazandehrokh...Razieh Zarifian Yeganeh

Introduction Growing evidence documented the critical impacts of vitamin D (VD) in the prognosis of COVID-19 patients. The functions of VD are dependent on the vitamin D receptor (VDR) in the VD/VDR signaling pathway. Therefore, we aimed to assess the association of VDR gene polymorphisms with COVID-19 outcomes. Methods In the present study, eight VDR single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) in 500 COVID-19 patients in Iran, including 160 asymptomatic, 250 mild/moderate, and 90 severe/critical cases. The association of these polymorphisms with severity, clinical outcomes, and comorbidities were evaluated through the calculation of the Odds ratio (OR). Results Interestingly, significant associations were disclosed for some of the SNP-related alleles and/or genotypes in one or more genetic models with different clinical data in COVID-19 patients. Significant association of VDR-SNPs with signs, symptoms, and comorbidities was as follows: ApaI with shortness of breath (P ˂ 0.001) and asthma (P = 0.034) in severe/critical patients (group III); BsmI with chronic renal disease (P = 0.010) in mild/moderate patients (group II); Tru9I with vomiting (P = 0.031), shortness of breath (P = 0.04), and hypertension (P = 0.030); FokI with fever and hypertension (P = 0.027) in severe/critical patients (group III); CDX2 with shortness of breath (P = 0.022), hypertension (P = 0.036), and diabetes (P = 0.042) in severe/critical patients (group III); EcoRV with diabetes (P ˂ 0.001 and P = 0.045 in mild/moderate patients (group II) and severe/critical patients (group III), respectively). However, the association of VDR TaqI and BglI polymorphisms with clinical symptoms and comorbidities in COVID-19 patients was not significant. Conclusion VDR gene polymorphisms might play critical roles in the vulnerability to infection and severity of COVID-19, probably by altering the risk of comorbidities. However, these results require further validation in larger studies with different ethnicities and geographical regions.

Uni- and multivariate logistic regression analyses (clipped from PDF)

Univariate analysis showed that disease severity was associated with age (odds ration [OR]: 1.031, confidence interval CI: 1.015-1.047, p < .001, R2: 2.7%), lymphocyte count (OR: 0.998, CI: 0.997-0.998, p < .001, R2: 6.7%), ferritin (OR: 1.001, CI: 1.000-1.002, p < .001, R2: 7.9%), LDH (OR: 1.003, CI: 1.002-1.005, p < .001, R2: 8.5%), hs-CRP levels (OR: 1.016, CI: 1.012-1.019, p < .001, R2: 18.1%), procalcitonin (OR: 2.902, CI: 1.651-5.099, p <.001, R2: 8.7%), and also Fok I Ff genotype (OR: 3.172, CI: 1.182-8.511, p = .022, R2: 1.1%).

In univariate analysis, mortality was associated with the Apa I aa genotype (OR: 11.828, CI: 2.493-56.104, p = .002, R2: 14.6%). Moreover, ICU admission was associated with theTaqI TT genotype (OR: 2.854, CI: 0.851-10.755, p = .005, R2: 3.8%).

In multivariate logistic regression analysis, hs-CRP (OR: 1.016), ApaI aa genotype (OR: 14.581) were found to be related to mortality (R2: 37.1%).

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Many viruses and some diseases can down-regulate the Vitamin D Receptor

VitaminDWiki - in both categories Virus and Vitamin D Receptor ( 30 studies)

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VitaminDWiki - The Vitamin D Receptor is associated with many health problems

462 studies in Vitamin D Receptor category

Vitamin D tests cannot detect Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) problems
A poor VDR restricts Vitamin D from getting in the cells

See also: 44 studies in the Resveratrol category

It appears that 30% of the population have a poor VDR (40% of the Obese )
Several diseases protect themselves by deactivating the Vitamin D receptor.Example: Breast Cancer
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The Vitamin D Receptor is associated with many health problems

Health problems include: Autoimmune (17 studies), Breast Cancer (19 studies), Colon Cancer (12 studies), Cardiovascular (22 studies), Cognition (16 studies), Diabetes (22 studies), Hypertension (6 studies), Infant (17 studies), Lupus (6 studies), Metabolic Syndrome (3 studies), Mortality (4 studies), Multiple Sclerosis (11 studies), Obesity (15 studies), Pregnancy (22 studies), Rheumatoid Arthritis (10 studies), TB (8 studies), VIRUS (30 studies),   Click here for details
Some health problems, such as Breast Cancer and Diabetes, protect themselves by reducing VDR activation
Suspect that SAR-COV-2 also protects itself from Vitamin D

55 health problems associated with poor VDR

A poor VDR is associated with the risk of 55 health problems  click here for details
The risk of 44 diseases at least double with poor VDR as of Oct 2019  click here for details
Some health problem, such as Breast Cancer reduce the VDR

VDR at-home test $29 - results not easily understood in 2016
There are hints that you may have inherited a poor VDR

How to increase VDR activation

Compensate for poor VDR by increasing one or more:

1) Vitamin D supplement  Sun
Ultraviolet -B
Vitamin D in the blood
and thus in the cells
2) MagnesiumVitamin D in the blood
 AND in the cells
3) Omega-3 Vitamin D in the cells
4) Resveratrol Vitamin D Receptor
5) Intense exercise Vitamin D Receptor
6) Get prescription for VDR activator
   paricalcitol, maxacalcitol?
Vitamin D Receptor
7) Quercetin (flavonoid) Vitamin D Receptor
8) Zinc is in the VDRVitamin D Receptor
9) BoronVitamin D Receptor ?,
10) Essential oils e.g. ginger, curcuminVitamin D Receptor
11) ProgesteroneVitamin D Receptor
12) Infrequent high concentration Vitamin D
Increases the concentration gradient
Vitamin D Receptor
13) Sulfroaphane and perhaps sulfurVitamin D Receptor
14)Butyrate especially gutVitamin D Receptor

Note: If you are not feeling enough benefit from Vitamin D, you might try increasing VDR activation. You might feel the benefit within days of adding one or more of the above

Far healthier and stronger at age 72 due to supplements Includes 6 supplements that help the VDR

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