Black American Women With Vitamin D Insufficiency More Likely To Test Positive For COVID-19

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“Can vitamin D protect Black women from COVID-19? According to research led by Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center, the answer may be yes. In a recent study of Black American women, low levels of vitamin D appeared to be related to increased incidence of COVID-19 infection.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]

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Research shows that vitamin D insufficiency is more prevalent among African Americans than other Americans. In North America, most young, healthy African Americans do not achieve optimal vitamin D levels at any time of year. This is primarily due to the fact that pigmentation reduces vitamin D production in the skin.

Significantly, therefore, multiple studies now demonstrate a link between COVID-19 and vitamin D. Research shows that more than 80 percent of COVID-19 patients are deficient in this micronutrient, for example. As a result, there is increasing recognition of the role vitamin D can play in preventing and treating coronavirus infection.

To learn how high-dose vitamin D has been shown to cut the risk of death from COVID-19 by 60 percent, see this article on our website.

To read how a micronutrient combination consisting of vitamin D3, magnesium, and vitamin B12 has been shown to reduce disease severity in older coronavirus patients, see this article on our website.

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