Vitamin D Deficiency Was More Common in Men – ScienceDaily

Vitamin D Deficiency Was More Common in Men – ScienceDaily
Vitamin D Deficiency Was More Common in Men – ScienceDaily

According to a new study published in the Endocrine Society, over 80 percent of the 200 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain are vitamin D deficient Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Vitamin D is a hormone produced by the kidneys that controls the levels of calcium in the blood and affects the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a variety of health concerns, although research is still being conducted into why the hormone affects other body systems. Many studies point to the beneficial effects of vitamin D on the immune system, especially in terms of protecting against infection.

“One approach is to identify and treat vitamin D deficiency, especially in high-risk people such as the elderly, patients with comorbidities, and nursing home residents who are the primary target group for COVID-19,” said the study co-author José L. Hernández, Ph.D., from the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain. “Treatment with vitamin D should be recommended in COVID-19 patients with low levels of vitamin D in their blood, as this approach can have beneficial effects on both the musculoskeletal and immune systems.”

The researchers found that 80 percent of the 216 COVID-19 patients at the Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla were vitamin D deficient, and men had lower vitamin D levels than women. COVID-19 patients with lower vitamin D levels also had elevated serum levels of inflammatory markers such as ferritin and D-dimer.

Weitere Autoren der Studie sind: Daniel Nan, José M. Olmos, Javier Crespo and Víctor M. Martínez-Taboada von der Universität Kantabrien; Marta Fernandez-Ayala, Mayte García-Unzueta, Miguel A. Hernández-Hernández, Marcos López-Hoyos, Manuel Gutiérrez-Cuadra and Juan J. Ruiz-Cubillán vom Krankenhaus Marqués de Valdecilla-IDIVAL in Santander, Spain; Pedro Muñoz Cacho vom Kantabrischen Gesundheitsdienst in Santander, Spanien;

The manuscript was funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III.

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