I am glad to share with you our latest publication which I have coauthored: A Systematic review and meta-analysis about a topic that we are asked a lot about during this pandemic: Vitamin D and COVID-19.
Here is the link to "The link between COVID-19 and VItamin D (VIVID): A systematic review and meta-analysis": https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026049521000536
Some major highlights of this systematic review are:
*Patients with COVID-19 tend to have lower 25(OH)D levels than healthy subjects.
*There is a trend for a positive association between vitamin D deficiency and COVID health outcomes.
*Evidence is limited by low quality studies and possible reverse causality mechanisms.
*Calcifediol supplementation might decrease the risk of COVID related ICU admission.
Ola El Zein, Ph.D.
Saab Medical Library
American University of Beirut
PO Box 11-0236
Riad El Solh, 1107 2020
Tel. +961-1-350000 ext. 5911
HIFA profile: Ola El Zein is Head of the Saab Medical Library, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. oe14 AT aub.edu.lb