Studies show that 80% of patients with COVID-19 are deficient in vitamin D.

Studies show that 80% of patients with COVID-19 are deficient in vitamin D.

Washington: According to a new thing the study Published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, more than 80% of 200 covid-19 patients in a Spanish hospital are deficient in vitamin D.
Vitamin D is a hormone produced by the kidneys that regulates the concentration of calcium in the blood and affects the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a variety of health concerns, although research is ongoing into why hormones affect other body systems. Many studies point to the beneficial effects of vitamin D on the immune system, especially in the fight against infections.
“One approach is to identify and treat vitamin D deficiency, especially among the elderly, healthy patients and nursing home residents, who are key targets for Covid 19,” he said. the study Jose L. Hernandez, PhD, co-author of the University of Canterbury in Santander, Spain.
Hernandez added: “Treatment with low levels of vitamin D circulating in the blood in patients with Covid 19 should be recommended as this approach can have beneficial effects on both the muscles and the immune system. ”
Of the 216 covid 19 patients at the University UniversitÙˆ Marquez de Valdesla, 80% had 80% vitamin D deficiency, and women had lower levels of vitamin D than men.
Covid 19 patients also increased serum levels of inflammatory markers such as ferritin and D-dimer in patients with low vitamin D levels.

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