Vitamin D supplements may offer no Covid benefits, data suggests

Posted by on March 9, 2021 12:21 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Two studies fail to find evidence to support claims supplements protect against coronavirus

The idea that vitamin D supplements can reduce susceptibility to, and the severity of, Covid-19 is seductive – it offers a simple, elegant solution to a very complex and lethal problem. But analyses encompassing large European datasets suggest that the enthusiasm for the sunshine vitamin may be misplaced.

Two still to be peer-reviewed papers looked at the link between vitamin D levels and Covid-19 and both reached the same conclusion: evidence for a direct link between vitamin D deficiency and Covid outcomes is lacking.

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