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IADSA highlights vitamin D
IADSA highlights vitamin D importance in wake of COVID-19 The link between low vitamin D status and a higher risk of falling is being highlighted. View Article
Virus does not threaten U.S. blood supply; high vitamin D levels do not protect against COVID-19
Virus does not threaten U.S. blood supply; high vitamin D levels do not protect against COVID-19. Current guidelines for screening U.S. blood donors for symptoms of COVID-19 and for a history of
Vitamin D Supplements May Not Reduce COVID-19 Risk, New Study Says
Vitamin D supplements may not reduce COVID-19 risk, new study says. A genetic analysis suggests that vitamin D supplements may not reduce people’s risk for coronavirus infection or COVID-19. View Article
The relationship between 25(OH) vitamin D levels and COVID-19 onset and disease course in Spanish patients
The relationship between 25(OH) vitamin D levels and COVID-19 onset and disease course in Spanish patients Vitamin D deficiency in patients with COVID-19 was correlated with an increased risk of hospital admission
One University of Chicago study suggests that vitamin D may help prevent COVID-19 in black people.
One University of Chicago study suggests that vitamin D may help...
Can Vitamin D prevent COVID-19? The Pros and Cons of supplements used to treat and prevent disease.
A local Philadelphia cardiologist...
Low Levels of Vitamin D and Calcium Linked to COVID-19 Severity
Many patients who’ve been a part of studies implicating nutritional markers in COVID-19 severity...
Scientists Say ‘Health Warning’ Needed on Vit D/COVID-19 Preprint
A preprint study, showing that vitamin D (calcifediol, [25(OH)D3]) given to patients hospitalized...
Dr Fauci says take vitamin D if you are deficient – here’s how to know
While Dr. Anthony Fauci admits most “so-called immune boosting” supplements being marketed amid...
Meet The Expert
Dr. Vatsal G. Thakkar, M.D.
Vatsal G. Thakkar, M.D. is a physician founder and chief medical officer of Reimbursify, has a decade-long background in academic medicine, and has studied and treated vitamin D deficiency in over 1000 patients as an integrative psychiatrist. Since the coronavirus pandemic, he’s published two op-eds on vitamin D’s effects on the novel coronavirus, including one coauthored with former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD, MPH. He’s a signatory to the Vitamin D for All open letter, signed by over 200 international doctors and scientists. Find a copy of the letter, his Op-Eds, and a personalized vitamin D dose calculator on his website: www.vatsalthakkar.com