Can Vitamin D Help the Body Fight Coronavirus? Here’s what a study finds

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October 6, 2020 7:10:38 PM





While you can take vitamin supplements, doctors recommend that spending a few early hours of the day in the sun can help your body absorb the vitamin. (Source: Getty / Thinkstock)We all know that good health is the sum of many different minerals, vitamins, proteins, etc., that come to us through our food or our lifestyle choices, such as exercising every day and sleeping on time.

While it is a known fact that the sun is the best source of vitamin D, a recent study found that vitamin D can reduce the severity of COVID-19 in patients, giving them one more reason to stay under the sun longer.

According to Boston University School of Medicine – which conducted the study – COVID-19 patients with adequate vitamin D levels are less likely to exhibit ‘adverse clinical effects of the coronavirus’ – such as passing out and suffering from hypoxia (when lack of oxygen) in the body). The results of the research are published in Plos One medical journal.

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Researchers also found that patients who got enough vitamin D had lower levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood (known as the C-reactive protein) and higher levels of lymphocytes, a type of immune cell that helps fight. against the infection, reports The national.

“This study provides direct evidence that vitamin D adequacy can reduce complications and ultimately death from COVID-19,” said author Michael F. Holick, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics and molecular medicine.

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For the study, blood samples from 235 hospitalized coronavirus patients were collected and studied.

While you can take vitamin supplements, doctors recommend that your body can absorb the vitamin if you spend some early hours of the day in the sun. This, in turn, can help you become healthier.

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