Canadian Study Doubts Vitamin D Impact Against COVID-19 As Others Show Protection Correlation
McGill University researchers say multiple analyses of genetic variants study showed no association between genetically predicted vitamin D level and COVID-19 susceptibility, hospitalization or severe disease. CRN’s Vitamin D & Me! campaign reaches 5.6m consumers.
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