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Diabetic foot ulcer 1.7 times more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor – Jan 2017

Vitamin D receptor gene FokI variant in diabetic foot ulcer and its relation with oxidative stress

Gene, Vol599, 30 Jan 2017, Pages 87–91 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2016.11.012
Negin Sorousha, Mania Radfara, b, , radfarma at tums.ac.ir, Armita Kakavand Hamidic, Mohammad Abdollahid, Mostafa Qorbanie, Farideh Razif, Ensieh Nasli Esfahanif, Mahsa M Amolic, ,

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Vitamin D Receptor category has the following

410 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
It appears that 30% of the population have a poor VDR (40% of the Obese )

A poor VDR increases the risk of 55 health problems  click here for details
The risk of 44 diseases at least double with poor Vitamin D Receptor as of Oct 2019

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

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 in the cells
13) Sulfroaphane and perhaps sulfurVitamin 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
Items in both categories Diabetes and Vitamin D Receptor are listed here:

Note: Perhaps Diabetes, like Breast Cancer etc, has learned to protect itself by reducing the activation of the Vitamin D Receptor

A diabetic foot severity grade from the web


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  • Association of VDR rs2228570 T allele with DFU in Iranian patients with T2DM is found
  • T allele is more frequent in patients with severe DFU based on Wagner classification
  • Hyperglycemia causes generation of free radicals which leads to oxidative stress (OS)
  • FokI variant correlation with TBARS level was found in patients carrying T allele

The patient's suffering and financial costs affiliated with Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU), as one of the most important complications of diabetes, are highly undesirable and this highlights the importance of preventive medicine about this disorder. Furthermore hyperglycemia causes generation of free radicals which leads to oxidative stress (OS). Hence, this study aims to examine the association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene FokI polymorphism and DFU in Iranian population and also its correlation with OS biomarkers.

Materials and methods
In a case-control study, a total of 212 patients with type 2 diabetes with and without diabetic foot ulcer were included. Genotyping was conducted by polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis. Samples were analyzed for thiobarbituric reactive substances (TBARS) and ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) as markers of OS.

The results indicated a significant difference in genotype frequencies of VDR gene FokI polymorphism in patients with diabetic foot ulcer in comparison to those without diabetic foot ulcer (TT + TC vs. CC p = 0.04; OR = 1.76; 95% CI = 1.02–3.05). Moreover, the patients carrying the T allele had a significantly higher level of TBARS (p = 0.01).

We found a significant association between FokI functional variant of VDR gene and diabetic foot ulcer in an Iranian population. Increased levels of TBARS in patients carrying the T allele of FokI polymorphism indicate an association between this variant and OS in patients with diabetes.

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