Vitamin D deficiency raises risk of severe COVID-19 14 times

(ORDO NEWS) — Vitamin D plays a very important role in the human body. Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about how this vitamin is useful in the fight against COVID-19.

Experts from Israel provided data on how exactly those people who have low or optimal levels of vitamin D in the body can get sick.

Due to the fact that an infection will be present in the body, the level of the vitamin may begin to decrease. That is why the experts felt that it was necessary to analyze the data that was collected in the period from 2 weeks to 2 years before the coronavirus appeared.

Then they compared the obtained indicators with the course of the disease. They once again managed to prove that with an insufficient amount of vitamin D, coronavirus disease will be much more difficult.

The substance plays an incredibly important role not only in bone health. Vitamin D is also beneficial in the presence of cardiovascular, autoimmune, and respiratory diseases.

After the coronavirus began to spread actively, doctors began to constantly prescribe a substance to prevent the disease.

With the help of vitamin D, it is possible to better stimulate the body’s immune response. Israeli experts showed exactly how certain indicators will affect the course of pathology. 1176 people took part in the experiment.

As it was found, with a lack of vitamin D, the risk of a severe course of coronavirus is about 14 times higher. Mortality in this case reaches 25.6%. In the case of optimal vitamin levels, mortality does not exceed 2.3%.

It is mandatory to take vitamin D for those people who are obese and at the same time their mass index exceeds 35. The substance will also be useful for vegetarians and vegans, people who have problems with the liver and gastrointestinal tract.

The risk group includes the elderly. You should start taking vitamin D only after an examination and consultation with your doctor.


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