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Vitamin D could help in the battle against coronavirus, as claim 73 French experts and six national societies: Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Endocrinology and Pediatric Diabetes, and Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplants.
“Though cannot be considered a weapon at the same level as the vaccine or protective gestures, vitamin D supplements could be a useful adjuvant to help prevent infection of SARS-CoV-2 and, above all, to reduce serious forms of COVID-19″, explain the authors of the research, published in the Practitioner’s Review.
Beneficial against respiratory diseases
Among its properties, experts recall the benefits of this component in protection against respiratory diseases, such as the flu. Although there are no robust data, they are supported by several studies. One of them is norwegian, which ensures that regular consumers of cod liver oil, rich in vitamin D, they are less infected with the coronavirus.
They also highlight that the main risk factors for vitamin D deficiency (chronic diseases, obesity, etc.) coincide with the highest risk groups associated with COVID-19. For this reason, they maintain that its consumption “is an effective, simple, safe, inexpensive measure that is reimbursed by Social Security in France.”
They request your prescription
“Even without indisputable evidence that a vitamin D supplement reduces the risk of infection, maintaining satisfactory levels has benefits beyond COVID-19 “, the specialists in the aforementioned publication add.
Thus, advise the country’s doctors to promote their prescription among citizens due to “the insufficient levels that present between 40 and 50% of the French population, even more so in the cases of people at risk of severe forms of COVID-19”.
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