Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for COVID-19

Individuals with vitamin D deficiency were more likely to develop COVID-19 than those who had sufficient vitamin D levels, data from a single-center, retrospective cohort study published in JAMA Network Open show.According to a press release, half of all Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D. This deficiency is higher among African Americans, Hispanics and those with limited sun exposure in winter.David O. Meltzer, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, and colleagues reviewed the electronic health records of 489 U.S. patients at an urban academic medicalRead More

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