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Study: 82% of Covid patients had vitamin D deficiency

Another study conducted by a hospital in Spain revealed a connection between low vitamin D and a person’s vulnerability to COVID. Researchers working with the University Marques de Valdecialla located in Santander, Spain reported that 82% of the COVID patients they surveyed had low levels of vitamin D.

Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19?

A recent study out of Indonesia suggests that a vitamin D deficiency may lead to increased susceptibility to COVID-19. Researchers in that country went through the medical records of those with COVID-19 to determine their levels of vitamin D. According to the study’s abstract: Results revealed that majority of the death cases were male and older and had pre-existing condition and below normal Vitamin D serum level…. When controlling for age, sex, and comorbidity, Vitamin D status is strongly associated with COVID-19 mortality outcome of cases. Instapundit gives a further breakdown of the study provided by a Facebook friend: “Just under half (49.7%) of cases had normal vitamin D status, and only 4% of them died. Just over a quarter (27%) had insufficient vitamin D status, and most of them (88%) died. Just under a quarter (23%) had deficient vitamin D status, and almost all of them (99%) died.” Vitamin D levels tend to shrink in the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere because of less sunlight, as sunlight converts cholesterol to vitamin D. Not …