Potential role of hypovitaminosis D and Vitamin D supplementation during COVID-19 pandemic

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QJM. 2020 Jul 31:hcaa234. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcaa234. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Vitamin D deficiency is a pandemic disorder affecting over 1 billion of subjects worldwide and displaying a broad spectrum of implications on cardiovascular and inflammatory disorders. Since the initial reports of the association between hypovitaminosis D and COVID-19, Vitamin D has been pointed as a potentially interesting treatment for SARS-Cov-2 infection We provide an overview on the current status of vitamin D deficiency, the mechanisms of action of vitamin D and the current literature on the topic, with a special focus on the potential implications for COVID-19 pandemic.

PMID:32735326 | DOI:10.1093/qjmed/hcaa234

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