Vitamin D deficiency may be related to deaths from COVID-19

Vitamin D deficiency may be related to deaths from COVID-19


According to scientists from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Trust and the University of East Anglia in the UK, vitamin D deficiency may be linked to an increased risk of dying from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The researchers focused the study in European countries such as Spain, Switzerland, Italy, among others, where they analyzed the levels of said vitamin considering 30 nmol / L as severely deficient, they also analyzed the number of confirmed cases and mortality due to the coronavirus. Covid-19.

Vitamin D absence, cause to die of COVID-19
Although the analysis had limitations, they considered that mortality due to COVID-19 had to do with vitamin D deficiency, and among the most vulnerable population were women over 70 years of age, who reported a severe deficiency of the vitamin.

Based on the above, they deduced that the most vulnerable population is elderly, and the researchers assure that vitamin D has been shown to protect against acute respiratory infections, so it is important to ingest it either through food or in supplements.

Some foods rich in vitamin D

Some foods rich in this vitamin are:

  • Sardine
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Seafood
  • Chicken or beef liver
  • Some dairy
  • Mushrooms
  • Wheat germ

According to Eva Pérez, member of the General Council of Official Nutritional Associations.

Another way to obtain it is through sunbathing since our body is able to synthesize it naturally, so specialists recommend at least 10 minutes a day of sun exposure.

Before the Covid-19 you should consume more of these foods: UNAM
To strengthen our body during Phase 3 of the new coronavirus pandemic, which was declared in Mexico on April 21, UNAM recommends increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and water in addition to reducing the consumption of alcohol and tobacco.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico announced that in order to have better defenses it is also necessary to exercise and recommended to obey the recommendation to stay at home launched by the Ministry of Health as well as take extreme hygiene measures in case you have to go out to public roads.