UAE Study Encourages Residents To Take Vitamin D To Fight COVID-19
- Publish date: Thursday، 03 June 2021
A strong link between COVID-19 patients' Vitamin D levels and the severity of infection was found by a new research in the UAE.
.@DoHSocial encourages the community to boost their vitamin D levels after an Emirati study of 522 UAE Covid-19 patients found a strong correlation between vitamin D deficiency & the severity of #Covid_19 infection. More than 70 per cent of the UAE population has the deficiency. pic.twitter.com/ozG8gAr079— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) June 2, 2021
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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