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Ulcerative colitis associated with both low Vitamin D and poor Vitamin D Receptors – Oct 2016

The association between vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels with ulcerative colitis in Chinese Han population.

Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2016 Oct 19. pii: S2210-7401(16)30131-0. doi: 10.1016/j.clinre.2016.09.001. [Epub ahead of print]
Zheng SZ1, Zhang DG1, Wu H1, Jiang LJ2, Jin J2, Lin XQ3, Ding R4, Jiang Y5.


Vitamin D Receptor category has the following

507 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 (19 studies), Breast Cancer (22 studies), Colon Cancer (13 studies), Cardiovascular (23 studies), Cognition (16 studies), Diabetes (24 studies), Hypertension (9 studies), Infant (21 studies), Lupus (6 studies), Metabolic Syndrome (4 studies), Mortality (4 studies), Multiple Sclerosis (12 studies), Obesity (16 studies), Pregnancy (24 studies), Rheumatoid Arthritis (10 studies), TB (8 studies), VIRUS (35 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
An item from the table: If poor Vitamin D Receptor

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1Department of Gastroenterology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.
2Department of Gastroenterology, the Wenzhou Central Hospital, Wenzhou, China.
3Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.
4Department of Gastroenterology, Wenzhou Renmin Hospital, Wenzhou, China.
5Department of Gastroenterology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China. wzjiangyi at yeah.net.

There is now growing evidence suggesting that Vitamin D is playing a critical role in modulating the innate and adaptive immune responses. Several polymorphisms have been identified in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene but their association with ulcerative colitis (UC) susceptibility remained controversy. In the current study, we examined the association between VDR polymorphisms and serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] with UC in Chinese Han population. Polymorphisms of FokI (rs2228570)/BsmI (rs1544410)/ApaI (rs7975232)/TaqI (rs731236) in the VDR gene were assessed in a case-control study comprising 404 UC patients and 612 controls. Moreover, 25(OH)D levels were measured by electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay in 75 UC patients and 120 controls. Our results suggested that BsmI polymorphism frequency was significantly lower in UC patients (P=0.028), and the frequency of AAC haplotype formed by BsmI, ApaI and TaqI was also significantly lower in UC patients (P=0.012).

Moreover, FokI polymorphism was more frequently observed in patients with mild and moderate UC as compared to those with severe UC (P=0.001, P<0.001, respectively). Average 25(OH)D level was lower in UC patients than in controls (19.3±6.8 vs. 21.8±7.3ng/mL, P=0.017), and was significantly correlated with hemoglobin (β=0.49, P<0.001), C-reactive protein (β=-0.36, P<0.001), severity of UC (β=-0.21, P=0.025) and FokI polymorphism (β=-0.20, P=0.031) in UC patients.

Interestingly, there was a significant correlation between FokI polymorphism and vitamin D deficiency (<20ng/mL) in UC patients (P=0.006).

Together, these results supported that VDR polymorphisms and 25(OH)D level were significantly correlated with UC risk and severity in Chinese Han population.

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PMID: 27771345 DOI: 10.1016/j.clinre.2016.09.001