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    Default Low Plasma Vitamin D Level Associated wiht Increased Risk Of Covid-19 Infection

    BarIlan University
    July 27 2020

    Vitamin D is recognized as an important co-factor in several physiological processes linked with bone and calcium metabolism, and also in diverse non-skeletal outcomes, including autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cognitive decline, and infections. In particular, the pronounced impact of vitamin D metabolites on the immune system response, and on the development of COVID-19 infection by the novel SARS CoV-2 virus, has been previously described in a few studies worldwide.

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    The "white blood cells" (WBC) are the cornerstone of the body's immune system. All WBCs have vitamin D receptors; vit. D activates WBCs to leap into action against infections. Most important, a type of WBC, called B cells, are actually the cells that form "antibodies" against pathogens, like COVID-19. If the B cells are not properly activated, antibodies cannot be formed. Keep reading about B-cells: https://www.thoughtco.com/b-cells-meaning-373351

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    Default Re: Low Plasma Vitamin D Level Associated wiht Increased Risk Of Covid-19 Infection

    Seems like everyone to know this by now, wouldn't you think? And yet upon examination, the majority of Americans are deficient and it's even worse the farther north you go in the British Isles and Scandinavia. There's a common assumption that because you live in a sunny state like Arizona or Florida, or because you get lots of sun on your face and arms, your vitamin D will be adequate. That's just not so. We absorb most vitamin D from the torso, and that can be a challenge because many of us don't have the opportunity to bare our bodies from shoulders to knees in a sunny private place.
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    I constantly see mention of people in aged care homes not getting enough D, and recommendations to put them outside in the sun. As if they are going to strip off! Vitamin D doesn't go through your clothes.

    It is interesting to see an actual study re COVID and vitamin D. The first one I have come across - other articles have assumed the need for more D.
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