Vitamin D No ‘Magic Bullet’ Against COVID-19, But Should Be Part Of Nutrition Arsenal
Researchers say “no strong” evidence shows high vitamin D intake is beneficial to preventing or treating COVID-19, but adequate levels are needed to support immunity. Other researchers say countries should increase recommended vitamin D levels with “very suggestive” evidence supporting its effect against COVID-19 severity.
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