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Genes that increase the risk of Osteoporosis: Vitamin D Receptor is number one in Asians– April 2022


Decisive gene strategy on osteoporosis: a comprehensive whole-literature-based approach for conclusive candidate gene targets

Aging doi: 10.18632/aging.204026.
YuehChun Chen 1, Yu-Jui Tsai 2, Chih-Chien Wang 3, Pi-Shao Ko 2 4, Wen Su 5, Sui-Lung Su 1 2

Purpose: Previous meta-analyses only examined the association between single gene polymorphisms and osteoporosis; there is no compilation of all gene loci that correlate with osteoporosis in the literature. In this study, we develop a new literature-based approach, a decisive gene strategy (DGS), to examine the sufficiency of the cumulative sample size for each gene locus and to assess whether a definite conclusion of the association between the gene locus and osteoporosis can be drawn.

Methods: The DGS was used to search PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases for all meta-analyses that correlated gene polymorphisms with osteoporosis. Trial sequential analysis was employed to examine the sufficiency of the cumulative sample size. Finally, we assessed the importance of gene loci in osteoporosis based on whether there were enough sample sizes and the heterogeneity of the literature with the I2 value.
Results: After excluding 169 irrelevant publications, 39 meta-analysis papers were obtained. Among Caucasians, in 17 gene loci, there were eight gene loci (e.g., vitamin D Receptor ApaI rs7975232) with sufficient cumulative sample size to confirm that they were unrelated to the disease.
Among Asians, in 15 gene loci, four gene loci that had sufficient sample sizes were risk factors:

  • VDR FokI rs2228570 (odds ratio (OR) = 1.44, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.22-1.70),
  • TGF β1 rs1800470 (OR = 1.35, 95% CI = 1.10-1.65), IGF1 rs2288377 (OR = 1.44, 95% CI = 1.28-1.62), and
  • IGF1 rs35767 (OR = 1.20, 95% CI = 1.06-1.36), respectively,
    • whereas one gene locus, ESR2 RsaI rs1256049 (OR = 0.69, 95% CI = 0.59-0.81), was a protective factor.

Conclusions: The DGS successfully identified five gene loci in osteoporosis that will apply to other diseases to find causal genes, which may contribute to further genetic therapy
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VitaminDWiki - 12 studies covering both Osteoporosis and Vitamin D Receptor

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VitaminDWiki - Overview Osteoporosis and vitamin D contains

  • FACT: Bones need Calcium (this has been known for a very long time)
  • FACT: Vitamin D improves Calcium bioavailability (3X ?)
  • FACT: Should not take > 750 mg of Calcium if taking lots of vitamin D (Calcium becomes too bio-available)
  • FACT: Adding vitamin D via Sun, UV, or supplements increased vitamin D in the blood
  • FACT: Vitamin D supplements are very low cost
  • FACT: Many trials, studies. reviews, and meta-analysis agree: adding vitamin D reduces osteoporosis
  • FACT: Toxic level of vitamin D is about 4X higher than the amount needed to reduce osteoporosis
  • FACT: Co-factors help build bones.
  • FACT: Vitamin D Receptor can restrict Vitamin D from getting to many tissues, such as bones
  • It appears that to TREAT Osteoporosis:
  •        Calcium OR vitamin D is ok
  •        Calcium + vitamin D is good
  •        Calcium + vitamin D + other co-factors is great
  •        Low-cost Vitamin D Receptor activators sometimes may be helpful
  • CONCLUSION: To PREVENT many diseases, including Osteoporosis, as well as TREAT Osteoporosis
  • Category Osteoporosis has 202 items
  • Category Bone Health has 295 items

Note: Osteoporosis causes bones to become fragile and prone to fracture
  Osteoarthritis is a disease where damage occurs to the joints at the end of the bones


VitaminDWiki - Osteoporosis category contains


VitaminDWiki - Vitamin D Receptor is associated in over 58 autoimmune studies

The Vitamin D Receptor is associated with many health problems

Health problems include: Autoimmune (17 studies), Breast Cancer (20 studies), Colon Cancer (13 studies), Cardiovascular (22 studies), Cognition (16 studies), Diabetes (22 studies), Hypertension (6 studies), Infant (18 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

VitaminDWiki -Vitamin D Receptor activation can be increased by any of:

Resveratrol,  Omega-3,  MagnesiumZinc,   Quercetin,   non-daily Vit D,  Curcumin, intense exercise,   Ginger,   Essential oils, etc   Note: The founder of VitaminDWiki uses 10 of the 13 known VDR activators


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