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Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease 3X more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor – March 2018

Association of rs2228570 Polymorphism of Vitamin D Receptor Gene with Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease.

Turk Neurosurg. 2018 Mar 11. doi: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.22275-17.2. [Epub ahead of print]
Özdoğan S1, Yaltirik CK, Yilmaz SG, Koçak A, Isbir T.
Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.


Yes, poor backs can be due to genetics and can run in families

Items in both categories Back Pain and Vitamin D Receptor are listed here:

Global Burden of Backpain

Vitamin D Receptor category has the following

496 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: 47 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 (18 studies), Breast Cancer (20 studies), Colon Cancer (13 studies), Cardiovascular (23 studies), Cognition (16 studies), Diabetes (23 studies), Hypertension (9 studies), Infant (21 studies), Lupus (6 studies), Metabolic Syndrome (3 studies), Mortality (4 studies), Multiple Sclerosis (11 studies), Obesity (15 studies), Pregnancy (24 studies), Rheumatoid Arthritis (10 studies), TB (8 studies), VIRUS (33 studies),   Click here for details
Some health problems, such as Breast Cancer, Diabetes, and COVID protect themselves by reducing VDR activation

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 48 diseases at least double with poor VDR as of Jan 2023  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

Increased risk associated with a poor Vitamin D Receptor
   Note: Some diseases reduce VDR activation
those with a * are known to decrease activation

Health Problem
50Lyme Disease *
28Leprosy - another says 3X
15Chronic Heart Failure
15Temporary hair loss
14,7Childhood solid cancers
14Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease
12COVID Death
11Metabolic Syndrome
9.6Chronic Periodontitis
   and smoke
8Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
7.6Crohn's disease
7.5Respiratory Tract Infections
5.8Low back pain in athletes
5 Respiratory Distress in preemies
5Ulcerative Colitis
5Coronary Artery Disease
5Asthma Child see also 1.3, 2.0 and 3.6
4.6Breast Cancer * 16.9 X another study
4.3Severe COVID in kids
4Polycystic ovary syndrome
3.6 Pneumonia - children
3.3 Pre-term birth
3.1 Colon Cancer survival
3 Multiple Sclerosis
3 Waist size
3 Ischemic Stroke
9X in women
3Gestational Diabetes
2.9Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease
2.8Osteoporosis & COPD
2.7Gastric Cancer
2.6Lupus in children
2.5 Lumbar Disc Degeneration
2.4Lung Cancer
2.2Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
2.1Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Asians
2Diabetic Retinopathy
2 Wheezing/Asthma see also 5X
2 Melanoma   Non-melanoma Skin Cancers
1.9Uterine Fibroids
1.9Early tooth decay
1.8Diabetic nephropathy
1.8Sleep Apnea
1.6Diabetes - Type I
1.6Prostate Cancer while black
1.5 Diabetes -Type II
1.4Graves Disease
1.4 Rheumatoid arthritis
1.3Childhood asthma see also 5X
1.3Psoriasis in Caucasians
?? Rickets - Vitamin D resistant

Comments by Henry Lahore, founder of VitaminDWiki (Who used to have a lot of back pain)

The Vitamin D Receptor only limits the amount of vitamin D getting to a cell, it does not stop it.
If you have a poor vitamin D receptor you need more Vitamin D than others (3X?)
Suspect that applying Vitamin D topically to the back might help - no data
Topical Magnesium (with DMSO) relieves tense muscles in minutes (in back and elsewhere)

 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

Lumbar degenerative disc disease (LDDD) is the most common cause of lower back pain (LBP) and sciatica. The vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene, which is located on chromosome 12 (12q12-q14), was the first gene reported to be potentially related to intervertebral degenerative disc disease risks. We conducted a case-control study of a Turkish population and investigated the association between the VDR gene rs2228570 FokI polymorphism and the development of LDDD.

This was a prospective case-control study that included 45 patients with LDDD and 49 healthy individuals (control group). The clinical investigations of the LDDD patients consisted of neurological examinations, lumbar magnetic resonance imaging studies, visual analog scale (VAS) scores, and Oswestry Disability Index scores. The VDR gene rs2228570 FokI polymorphism was analyzed via a real-time polymerase chain reaction.

We found that the individuals with the VDR GG genotype had a significantly increased risk of LDDD, while those with the AG genotype had a significantly decreased risk. In addition, the A allele may have a protective effect against LDDD in the Turkish population. Moreover, the VAS pain results showed that the GG genotype had a significantly higher score than the others.

Our results suggested that the VDR rs2228570 AG genotype was at a decreased risk and the GG genotype was at an increased risk of LDDD in the Turkish population. Since genetic polymorphisms often show ethnic differences, further functional studies are needed to evaluate the genotype and phenotype correlations in large cohorts of various ethnicities.

PMID: 29569696 DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.22275-17.2

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