Washington-According to a new study published by the Endocrine Society, more than 80% of 200 COVID-19 patients in a Spanish hospital suffer from vitamin D deficiency Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Vitamin D is a hormone produced by the kidneys that controls the concentration of calcium in the blood and affects the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a variety of health problems, although research on why hormones affect other systems in the body is still ongoing. Many studies point to the beneficial effects of vitamin D on the immune system, especially in preventing infection.
The co-authors of the study said: “One way is to identify and treat vitamin D deficiency, especially in high-risk groups such as the elderly, patients with comorbidities, and nursing home residents, who are the main target population for COVID-1
Researchers found that 80% of the 216 COVID-19 patients in Valmadia University Hospital suffered from vitamin D deficiency, and men had lower vitamin D levels than women. Serum inflammatory markers (such as ferritin and D-dimer) in COVID-19 patients with low vitamin D levels are also elevated.
Other authors of the study include: Daniel Nan, José M. Olmos, Javier Crespo, and Víctor M. Martínez-Taboada of the University of Cantabria; Marquez de Valdidila Edivalle, Santander, Spain The hospital’s Marta Fernandez Ayala, Marty García Vinzueta, Meg García Anzuta, Miguel Hernandez Hernández, Marcos · Lopez Hoyos, Manuel Gutierrez Cudella and Juan Ruiz Cubilan Pedro Muñoz Cacho of the Cantabrian Health Service in Santander, Spain;
The manuscript was funded by the Salod Carlos III Institute.
The manuscript “Vitamin D status of hospitalized patients with SARS-Cov-2 infection” has been published online in advance.
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