Coronavirus: Vitamin D reduces infection and impact of COVID-19, studies find

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People are being urged to take a vitamin D supplement to reduce their risk of becoming infected with COVID-19.
Patients with sufficient levels of vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from COVID-19, according to a new study in the US, while another has found it also reduces infection rates.

Vitamin D sufficiency was linked with a significantly decreased level of inflammatory markets, and higher blood levels of immune cells, in new research from Boston University's school of medicine.

The higher levels of lymphocytes were tied to the reduction in cytokine storms - the release of too many proteins into the blood too quickly - which is one of the ways the coronavirus infections can kill.

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