The risk of death of coronavirus patients who have a sufficient amount of vitamin D is 52%. This information has been found in a new study. Researchers from the Boston University of America have done this study.
Researchers have received information that in patients who had a sufficient amount of vitamin D, the risk of death was reduced after the patients were admitted to the hospital. At the same time, the risk of falling seriously ill was also found to be 13 percent less due to vitamin D.
During the study, it was found that the patients who had an adequate amount of vitamin D, the need to be kept on a ventilator was also reduced by 46 percent. Scientists say that vitamin D plays an important role in a person’s immune system, due to which corona patients benefit.
Let me tell you that on an average 42 percent of the people are found to be deficient in Vitamin D. At the same time, black and elderly people are also comparatively more deficient in vitamin D and such people are also becoming more victim of the corona.
Earlier, Michael Hallick of Boston University had found out in the research that people who have a sufficient amount of vitamin D are 54 percent less likely to get infected with Coronavirus.
On furthering the previous study, scientists got new information about the relationship between corona patients and vitamin D. Hallick’s team took samples of 235 corona patients from Tehran’s hospital. Vitamin D content was less than 30 ng/mL in 67 percent of the patients.
Experts say that the amount of vitamin D is also low in people struggling with other diseases, so it is difficult to say clearly how many people could have been saved if there was no deficiency of vitamin D.
How Much Vitamin D You Daily Need?
The amount of vitamin D you need each day depends on your age. Average daily recommended amounts are listed below in micrograms (mcg) and International Units (IU):
- Birth to 12 months: 10 mcg (400 IU)
- Children 1–13 years: 15 mcg (600 IU)
- Teens 14–18 years: 15 mcg (600 IU)
- Adults 19–70 years: 15 mcg (600 IU)
- Adults 71 years and older: 20 mcg (800 IU)
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women: 15 mcg (600 IU)
Foods That Provide Vitamin D
There are very few foods that naturally provide vitamin D in our diet. Here is a list of some of them:
- Fatty fish such as tuna, mackerel, and salmon are good sources of vitamin D.
- Cheese and egg yolks provide small amounts of vitamin D.
- Fresh mushrooms also give some vitamin D. Exposing mushrooms to ultraviolet light has an almost nil amount of vitamin D, so avoid them.
- Soy milk, almond milk, and oat milk also have vitamin D.
- The best available source of vitamin D is still Sunlight.
Note: Please consult your doctor before taking any Vitamin D supplement.
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