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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.

Another study links Covid with vitamin D deficiency

Yet another study is suggesting that a vitamin D deficiency may contribute to a person’s susceptibility to COVID. This one is a bit different because researchers tested Britain’s National Health Service workers for Coronavirus antibodies and levels of vitamin D. The Daily Mail explains: Further proof that vitamin D could protect people from coronavirus emerged today after another study found adults deficient in the nutrient are more at risk of catching the disease.  Seventy-two per cent of NHS workers who were lacking in the ‘sunshine vitamin’ also tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies — a sign of previous infection. This compared to just 51 per cent for those who had a sufficient amount. The difference was even greater among those of a Black, Asian or ethnic minority, who may be more likely to have a deficiency because people with darker skin find it harder to obtain it from the sun. READ: Another study finds having a vitamin D deficiency could make you more likely to catch Covid-19 US President Donald Trump was recently hospitalized when he tested positive …

Study: Coronavirus Doesn’t Like Vitamin D

Another study by researchers from Northwestern University suggests that people with low levels of vitamin D are more susceptible to the coronavirus. The research group analyzed hospital data for Coronavirus patients from the US, China, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea and Iran. The researchers found that countries with patients registering the lowest levels of vitamin D, such as Spain, France and the UK, also had the highest mortality rates from COVID-19, compared to countries with patients showing higher levels of vitamin D. They also explained why, as they linked the vitamin D deficiency to the cytokine storm that causes a hyperinflammatory condition in the lungs. The researchers noted: “Cytokine storm can severely damage lungs and lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome and death in patients. This is what seems to kill a majority of COVID-19 patients, not the destruction of the lungs by the virus itself. “ The study suggested that having sufficient vitamin D may not protect you catching the virus, but it could reduce its severity and cut the chances …

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 …