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Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated with COVID-19 Severity and Mortality

On April 7th, we proposed that Vitamin D might be important in COVID-19 infections based on the timing of the pandemic and the “at risk” populations.  We cited literature showing that Vitamin D sufficiency reduced the risk of acute respiratory infections and the severity of infection by other viruses.  We found several studies using high-dose Vitamin D in patients on ventilators that showed improved outcomes including decreased mortality.  A month ago, we called for more research. Now, new studies in COVID-19 patients suggest Vitamin D sufficiency might reduce disease severity and death.  Read more.....

 

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