There have been a lot of discussions about the importance of vitamin D amidst this pandemic, and now, the important sun vitamin is in the news again, following the latest reports.
It’s been just revealed that Israeli scientists said they found “striking” differences in the chances of getting seriously ill from covid 19 when they compared patients who had sufficient vitamin D levels prior to contracting the disease with those who did not have enough of it.
New study reveals important data
A study published on Thursday in the research journal PLOS One found the following:
“about half of people who were vitamin D deficient before getting COVID-19 developed severe illness, compared to less than 10% of people who had sufficient levels of the vitamin in their blood.”
Vitamin D is vital for bone health, as you probably know by now, but its role in protecting against severe covid 19 symptomatology is less well established.
The latest research was the first one that managed to examine vitamin D levels in people prior to them contracting covid 19, according to the authors of this study.
Dr. Amiel Dror, a study author, and physician at the Galilee Medical Center, stated that the results of this study were impressive. Check out what he said:
“We found it remarkable, and striking, to see the difference in the chances of becoming a severe patient when you are lacking in vitamin D compared to when you’re not,” The Times of Israel reported.
Vitamin D success
Not too long ago, we revealed that The Times of Israel noted that scientists revealed the fact that they have gathered the most convincing evidence to date saying that increased vitamin D levels can help COVID-19 patients reduce the risk of serious illness or death.
The publication mentioned above notes that researchers from Bar Ilan University and the Galilee Medical Center say that the vitamin has such a strong impact on disease severity that they can predict the ways in which people would fare if infected based on nothing more than their ages and vitamin D levels.