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Does Vitamin D Help Protect Against COVID-19?
Dr. JoAnn Manson, Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital talks about Vitamin D potentially protective role against COVID-19.
Vitamin D is important to innate immunity and boosts immune function against viral diseases. We also know that vitamin D has an immune-modulating effect and can lower inflammation, and this may be relevant to the respiratory response during COVID-19 and the cytokine storm that’s been demonstrated.
Evidence is becoming quite compelling. It’s important that we encourage our patients to be outdoors and physically active, while maintaining social distancing. This will lead to increased synthesis of vitamin D in the skin, just from the incidental sun exposure.
See your doctor for recommended supplemental doses of Vitamin D.
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