Vitamin D has been found to influence over 200 genes is a news article in Physorg.com. “Vitamin D status is potentially one of the most powerful selective pressures on the genome in relatively recent times,” says Professor George Ebers, Action Medical Research Professor of Clinical Neurology and one of the senior authors of the paper.”
We have discussed before the importance of vitamin D and its influence on genetics. The findings in this study show that are 2776 binding sites for the vitamin D receptor along the genome. This is a must read for those of you that like to assign the cause of disease to genetics. This shows that even with a perfectly good gene map, if it is not being adequately activated by vitamin D, that many disease states can follow.
You may want to review a prior post on how vitamin D works with genetics. D3 Epigenetic Master Switch.