Can Vitamin D Prevent COVID-19?

New takes from COVID-19 conference

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Part Five

Calder presented data suggesting that low levels of vitamin D are associated with increased risk of COVID-19 infection, as well as hospitalization, although he stressed that this is an association and as such does not provide evidence of causation and that there is currently not enough data available to recommend vitamin D for prevention of COVID-19.

Prof Susan Lanham-New, of University of Surrey, who reviewed the evidence on vitamin D, concurred but highlighted the importance of vitamin D for bones and muscles in the context of widespread low vitamin D status in the UK. Lanham-New emphasized that all members of the public should take the recommended daily vitamin D supplement of 10 micrograms between October and March as a precaution to ensure good bone and muscle health.

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