Launching from Fox News, Thursday (17/2/2022), the latest research study, states that people who have a deficiency or lack of vitamin D are more at risk of suffering from severe or fatal Covid-19.
The retrospective research study by scientists from Galilee Medical Center and Bar Ilan University in Israel, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined the historical records of more than 1,176 Covid-19 positive patients who were treated between April 7, 2020 and February 4, 2021.
This record looks at vitamin D levels measured in the two weeks to two years before infection. The patients were categorized according to their vitamin D levels. Divided into several categories, ranging from inadequate, insufficient, adequate, high-normal.
Everything is measured by level Covid-19 disease severity determined using multivariable regression analysis. As a result, the research team found that patients with vitamin D deficiency were 14 times more likely to have a severe or critical Covid-19 infection.
Mortality among patients with adequate vitamin D levels was 2.3 percent, much lower than in the group of people with vitamin D deficiency, which was 25.6 percent.