A new study appears to show a definitive link between low average vitamin D levels and high Covid19 cases and mortality rates as measured across 20 European nations.
Italy and Spain have both experienced high Covid19 mortality rates. The new study shows both countries to have lower average Vitamin D levels than most Northern European countries, which are among the countries with the lowest Covid19 cases and mortality rates in the world.
Vitamin D regulates the inflammatory response to respiratory viruses, known as “cytokine storms.”
The study was led by Dr Lee Smith of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and Mr Petre Cristian Ilie, lead urologist of Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust.
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