Prevention

New Study Finds Vitamin D Deficiency More Than Triples COVID-19 Mortality

A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology revealed people who have low levels of vitamin D are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and suffering more severe illness.

The researchers also found vitamin D deficiency upon admission to the hospital resulted in a 3.7-fold higher mortality rate of individuals with the disease, regardless of other risk factors such as age, chronic lung disease, coronary artery disease, hypertension, and diabetes.

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, a noted board-certified internist, said the study, published Nov. 25, found over 59% of people with COVID-19 were deficient in vitamin D when they were admitted to the hospital and the deficiency was more pronounced in men with advanced stages of COVID-19 related pneumonia. Read more…

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