Type

Journal Article

Authors

John C Mathers
Tom R Hill
Lorraine Brennan
J Alfredo Martinez
Mike Gibney
Hannelore Daniel
Wim H Saris
Julie A Lovegrove
Eileen R Gibney
Iwona Traczyk
and 16 others

Subjects

Biology

Topics
receptor vitamin d european gene environment interactions population exposure dietary intake genotype protein binding

Weekday sunlight exposure, but not vitamin D intake, influences the association between vitamin D receptor genotype and circulating concentration 25-hydroxyvitamin D in a pan-European population: the Food4Me study. (2016)

Abstract Little is known about diet- and environment-gene interactions on 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D concentration. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate (i) predictors of 25(OH)D concentration and relationships with vitamin D genotypes and (ii) whether dietary vitamin D intake and sunlight exposure modified these relationships. Participants from the Food4Me study (n = 1312; age 18-79) were genotyped for vitamin D receptor (VDR) and vitamin D binding protein at baseline and a genetic risk score was calculated. Dried blood spot samples were assayed for 25(OH)D concentration and dietary and lifestyle information collected. Circulating 25(OH)D concentration was lower with increasing genetic risk score, lower in females than males, higher in supplement users than non-users and higher in summer than winter. Carriage of the minor VDR allele was associated with lower 25(OH)D concentration in participants with the least sunlight exposure. Vitamin D genotype did not influence the relationship between vitamin D intake and 25(OH)D concentration. Age, sex, dietary vitamin D intake, country, sunlight exposure, season, and vitamin D genetic risk score were associated with circulating 25(OH)D concentration in a pan-European population. The relationship between VDR genotype and 25(OH)D concentration may be influenced by weekday sunlight exposure but not dietary vitamin D intake.
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Full list of authors on original publication

John C Mathers, Tom R Hill, Lorraine Brennan, J Alfredo Martinez, Mike Gibney, Hannelore Daniel, Wim H Saris, Julie A Lovegrove, Eileen R Gibney, Iwona Traczyk and 16 others

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