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Why Vitamin D Could Help In The Fight Against COVID-19

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:04 PM - 14 Jan 2021

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There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that vitamin D deficiency could be linked with developing a more severe case of COVID-19.

Scientists have suggested that vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of death from COVID-19 in older patients by as much as seven times.

The Department of Health is advising that people who are self-isolating or unable to go outside should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement.

Dr Doireann O'Leary, health blogger and Cork GP, joined us for our weekly medical slot with more information on vitamin D and the role it plays in our health.

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