Vitamin D deficiency can lead to severe COVID
According to researchers from the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine at Bar Ilan University, there is a clear link between vitamin D deficiency and the severity of COVID-19, as well as mortality.
This is reported by The Jerusalem Post.
Researchers have studied information about more than 1,100 people with coronavirus. All participants were tested for vitamin D in their bodies prior to contracting COVID.
It was found that people with vitamin D deficiency were 14 times more likely to have severe or critical cases of COVID-19 than those who did not. deficit. The mortality rate in the vitamin D deficient group was 25.6% and in the adequate vitamin D group it was 2.3%.
“The results show that it is desirable to maintain normal vitamin D levels. This will be useful for those who have contracted the virus,” said Dr. Amiel Dror.