Vitamin D deficiency: How lacking in the essential vitamin increases risk from Covid-19

VITAMIN D is known as the sunshine vitamin and is an essential vitamin for overall good health. With coronavirus waging on and knowing that it affects the respiratory system, can vitamin D help protect you and could supplements reduce your risk?
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le I, Rubio Herrera MÁ Abstract BACKGROUND: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can induce an exaggerated inflammatory response. Vitamin D is a key modulator of the immune system. We hypothesized that vitamin D deficiency (VDD) could increase the risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection. METHODS: patients with confirmed COVID-19 seen at the emergency department of our hospital with recent measurements of 25(OH)D were recruited. We explored the association of vitamin D deficiency (VDD), defined as 25-hydroxyvitamin D
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To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
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(Natural News) A person’s vitamin D status may determine his susceptibility to COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. In a new study published September 4, researchers at the University of Chicago found that, compared to people with normal vitamin D levels, those who were deficient in the vitamin have a greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19....
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VITAMIN D is unique in that it's created the moment sunlight lands on your skin. However, if you've been shielding due to coronavirus, or have hardly have left your house, you may be deficient in the sunshine vitamin.
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A new University of Chicago, is the first to show higher rates of COVID-19 in people who were recently vitamin-D deficient - within the year - before getting tested for coronavirus.
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In a retrospective study of patients tested for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus. "Vitamin D is important to the function of the immune system and vitamin D supplements have previously been shown to lower the risk of viral respiratory tract infections," said David Meltzer, MD, PhD, Chief of Hospital Medicine at UChicago Medicine and lead author of the study.
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(University of Chicago Medical Center) In a retrospective study of patients tested for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus. The findings were published Sept. 3, 2020 in JAMA Network Open.
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Conclusions: Vitamin D supplementation may serve as a viable alternative for curtailing acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients in underserved communities where resources to expensive and sought-after medications may be scarce. Randomized clinical trials will serve as an appropriate vessel to validate the efficacy of the therapeutic regimen and dissection of the pathway.
Source: American Journal of Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Therapeutic Innovation Source Type: research
Conditions:   Covid19;   Vitamin D Deficiency;   Corona Virus Infection;   ARDS;   Coronavirus;   SARS-CoV Infection Interventions:   Drug: Single high dose vitamin D;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Treatment as usual vitamin D Sponsor:   Prof. Dr. Jörg Leuppi Not yet recruiting
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