Researchers from the Azrieli School of Medicine at Bar Ilan University and the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya concluded that patients with COVID-19 need to maintain normal vitamin levels D in the body.
The results of the study are published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Vitamin D is often recognized as an important factor in bone health, and various autoimmune, cardiovascular and infectious diseases are associated with low levels of the supplement in the body.
Scientists studied records of 1,176 patients hospitalized between April 2020 and February 2021 with positive tests, specifically vitamin D levels measured two years prior to exposure.< br />
In hospitalized patients with vitamin D deficiency (less than 20), the likelihood of developing severe mild or critical disease was 14 times higher than in patients with vitamin D deficiency (at a level of more than 40 ng/ml). The mortality rate among patients with normal levels of vitamin D was 2.3%, as opposed to 25.6% in the deficient group.
D. It will benefit those who are infected with the coronavirus,” scientists say.