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Over 80% of coronavirus patients had vitamin D deficiency in one Spanish hospital – Business Insider Australia

Evidence continues to build that vitamin D may influence your risk for COVID-19 and severity of illness if you do fall ill.

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  • More than 80% of coronavirus patients in a Spanish hospital were deficient in vitamin D, compared to about 47% of healthy people with similar demographics.
  • Patients with lower levels of vitamin D weren’t necessarily at higher risk for more severe illness, though, but other factors could be at play.
  • The findings build on past research suggesting vitamin D, which particularly benefits the immune and musculoskeletal systems, may support the body in fighting COVID-19.
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