UAE Study Encourages Residents To Take Vitamin D To Fight COVID-19

  • Publish date: Thursday، 03 June 2021
UAE Study Encourages Residents To Take Vitamin D To Fight COVID-19
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The Department of Health in Abu Dhabi (DoH) is now encouraging the community to boost their vitamin D levels as a preventive tool against COVID-19.

A strong link between COVID-19 patients' Vitamin D levels and the severity of infection was found by a new research in the UAE.

After analyzing samples of 522 positive COVID-19 UAE residents, studies found that 59 per cent of patients with mild or severe Vitamin D deficiency suffered harsher COVID-19 symptoms.

Patients who had severe infection were older and more obese than others in the study.

The study was conducted by Dr. Habiba Al Safar from Khalifa University Centre for Biotechnology, and Dr. Fatme Al Anouti, Associate Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at Zayed University.

Its findings are in accordance with earlier studies that have identified age, obesity and Vitamin D deficiency as established factors for COVID-19 infection.

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