Vitamin D And COVID-19 Studies: Prevention Benefits Suggested By Chicago Research
A study with nearly 500 patients with vitamin D levels tested within a year before receiving COVID-19 tests found subjects deficient in the nutrient had 1.77 greater chance of testing positive. Researchers say RCTs are needed to determine if broad population interventions are necessary.
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