According to new research’ “The most vulnerable group of population for COVID-19 is also the one that has the most deficit in vitamin D.”
And the results aren’t surprising either. They are in line with previous studies that also suggest healthy vitamin D levels can reduce the risk of respiratory infections such as influenza as well as childhood asthma.
Vitamin D has a range of benefits:
It helps maintain calcium levels in our teeth and bones. Low levels can cause skeletal deformities like rickets as well as an increased risk of bone degeneration leading to conditions such as osteoporosis.
“There is particular interest in its role in viral infections such as influenza and coronavirus,” Dr Barry Boyd MD RDN Yale Medicine hematologist, oncologist, and nutritionist, after studies show a stronger response to respiratory diseases.
Helps maintain strong muscles, reducing the risk of falls
Can help with cases of depression where vitamin D levels are low.
Other potential benefits, such as weight loss, diabetes, hypertension and reducing the risk of certain cancers, are still being investigated.
So how can we make sure that we are getting enough?
There are a limited range of foods which contain useful levels:
- oily fish
- red meat
- some mushrooms
as well as certain foods which have it added, such as some breakfast cereals, bread, non-dairy milk and baby milk (although levels are not always high).
Of course, we can also get vitamin D from sunlight. But in many parts of the world, that’s not enough during autumn and winter. And today, many people spend most of their time indoors.
So supplements may be the answer. Current medical advice is to take at least 10 micrograms pd in winter or if you don’t spend enough time in the sun. That includes children.
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Just make sure you are getting enough!