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More evidence that lack of Vitamin D is linked to COVID-19 severity

Vitamins and COVID-19

A sufficient amount of Vitamin D in the body has been proved to be highly beneficial for health as it helps in preventing COVID-19.

According to the research, studies have shown that a sufficient level of Vitamin D is valuable because it plays a role in boosting the immune response of the body that supports bone and muscle health and suppresses inflammation.

Researchers in the UK the University of Liverpool and Ireland Trinity College Dublin carried research where 150 cases of 117 coronavirus cases were collected. They did it to see how the virus affects different populations in different ways. The researchers gathered data from people aged 65 and above, each country’s population density, and the latitude of the capital city and air pollution levels.

They found that the proportion of older people in almost all countries affected COVID-19 mortality rates. There was an increase in the proportion of every one percent of people age 65 or above that this.

The evidence also showed that the deficiency of vitamin D is linked to COVID-19 and it is now growing rapidly. This is why researchers suggest taking a daily vitamin D supplement of 800-1000 levels. This is highly recommended to those who stay indoors or people with pale skin or who have a high risk of deficiency.

According to the author, Professor Rose Anne Kenny said, “Our group is cautious about ascribing a causal association in advance of results from vitamin D supplementation studies which are ongoing. However, given the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in many northern latitude countries, the reduction in outdoor physical activity during COVID, and the safety of vitamin D, public health bodies in Ireland and UK are recommending that older persons, those who are mainly indoors and those from other high-risk groups such as BAME, should take regular supplements,”

He further said, “Vitamin D is an unusual vitamin – it is a hormone and we get most of it by the action of ultraviolet light on cholesterol in the skin. Unless you live in a sunny country or eat a very large amount of oily fish you are quite likely to need supplements to maintain a normal level.”

Another New European study added that a growing amount of evidence suggests that the deficiency of vitamin D could be directly linked with the development of a more severe case of COVID-19.

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