- Spanish researchers provided an interesting update on the coronavirus in the form of a study, and found that vitamin D deficiency is likely to explain why so many people were hospitalized due to the coronavirus in a given period.
- However, this study did not establish a link between vitamin deficiency and the severity of coronavirus cases.
- In order to determine the exact nature of the interaction between vitamin D and the COVID-19 coronavirus, more research is needed.
Scientists and researchers slowly but surely begin to understand at least some of the most mysterious aspects of the COVID-19 coronavirus, such as why someone gets infected with such a serious virus, and this virus seems to miss others completely.
One of our latest coronavirus updates is a new study by researchers from Spain, particularly the Marquez de Valdesilla University Hospital of the University of Santander, which analyzed patients in the early stages of the pandemic to Look for similarities. Interestingly, of the 21
Vitamin D is a hormone produced by the kidneys, which affects the function of the human immune system and controls the concentration of calcium in the blood. The authors of this study decided to study the nutritional levels of these patients more and more carefully because it is increasingly believed that this nutritional level seems to play a role in whether a person develops COVID-19 infection.
In the findings of this study, 82% of patients with severe coronavirus infection need to be taken to the hospital and were found to be deficient in vitamin D. In addition, it was found that the vitamin D levels of these coronavirus patients were “extraordinarily low” compared to women.
The co-author of the study, Dr. Jose Hernandez, associate professor of neurophysiology at the University of Cantabria, Spain, said that there are multiple comorbidities and comprehensive lifestyle choices, which may explain why men seem to have more diseases than women. many. In an email to the Canadian news media, Hernandez added: “There is a lot of evidence in the literature supporting the beneficial effects of vitamin D on the immune system, especially in preventing infections (including viral infections).” In addition, , Vitamin D deficiency is also related to problems such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
An important conclusion that Spanish researchers were unable to draw from these findings is related to the severity of the COVID-19 infection. In other words, although the data seems to indicate that vitamin D deficiency can explain the increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations, there is no correlation between vitamin levels and disease severity.