Hospital study shows that 80% of patients admitted with covid-19 had vitamin D deficiency

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Research in a Spanish hospital showed vitamin D deficiency among 82.2% of hospitalized people, against 47.2% in the group called ‘control’

A scientific research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism brought new answers on Tuesday (10/27) about the role of vitamin D in illness by covid-19.

The results show that low levels of vitamin D – which, despite its name, is a hormone – were more frequent in a group of 216 patients hospitalized with the new disease in a hospital in Spain compared to 197 people outside the hospital, without registration disease.

More precisely, vitamin D deficiency was found among 82.2% of hospitalized people, against 47.2% in the group called “control” – used for comparison.

Considering only the universe of hospitalized people, those with low levels of vitamin D showed a higher percentage of hospitalization in Intensive Care Units (ICU) than people with satisfactory levels of vitamin D (≥20 ng / ml): 26.6% versus 12.8%. The time in the hospital was also longer, 12 days versus 8 days.

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