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Does Vitamin D play a role in the management of Covid-19 in Brazil?
Rev Saude Publica. 2020; 54:53.RS

Abstract

The study discusses the possible role of adequate vitamin D status in plasma or serum for preventing acute respiratory infections during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our arguments respond to an article, published in Italy, that describes the high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in older Italian women and raises the possible preventive and therapeutic role of optimal vitamin D levels. Based on literature review, we highlight the findings regarding the protective role of vitamin D for infectious diseases of the respiratory system. However, randomized controlled trials are currently lacking. Adequate vitamin D status is obtained from sun exposure and foods rich in vitamin D. Studies in Brazil have shown that hypovitaminosis D is quite common in spite of high insolation. Authors recommend ecological, epidemiological and randomized controlled trials studies to verify this hypothesis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departamento de Saúde Ambiental, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Global e Sustentabilidade, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Global e Sustentabilidade, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.Departamento de Nutrição, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.Faculty of Science, School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32491112

Citation

Ribeiro, Helena, et al. "Does Vitamin D Play a Role in the Management of Covid-19 in Brazil?" Revista De Saude Publica, vol. 54, 2020, p. 53.
Ribeiro H, Santana KVS, Oliver SL, et al. Does Vitamin D play a role in the management of Covid-19 in Brazil? Rev Saude Publica. 2020;54:53.
Ribeiro, H., Santana, K. V. S., Oliver, S. L., Rondó, P. H. C., Mendes, M. M., Charlton, K., & Lanham-New, S. (2020). Does Vitamin D play a role in the management of Covid-19 in Brazil? Revista De Saude Publica, 54, 53. https://doi.org/10.11606/s1518-8787.2020054002545
Ribeiro H, et al. Does Vitamin D Play a Role in the Management of Covid-19 in Brazil. Rev Saude Publica. 2020;54:53. PubMed PMID: 32491112.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Does Vitamin D play a role in the management of Covid-19 in Brazil? AU - Ribeiro,Helena, AU - Santana,Keila Valente de Souza de, AU - Oliver,Sofia Lizarralde, AU - Rondó,Patricia Helen de Carvalho, AU - Mendes,Marcela Moraes, AU - Charlton,Karen, AU - Lanham-New,Susan, Y1 - 2020/06/01/ PY - 2020/04/13/received PY - 2020/04/22/accepted PY - 2020/6/4/entrez PY - 2020/6/4/pubmed PY - 2020/6/12/medline SP - 53 EP - 53 JF - Revista de saude publica JO - Rev Saude Publica VL - 54 N2 - The study discusses the possible role of adequate vitamin D status in plasma or serum for preventing acute respiratory infections during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our arguments respond to an article, published in Italy, that describes the high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in older Italian women and raises the possible preventive and therapeutic role of optimal vitamin D levels. Based on literature review, we highlight the findings regarding the protective role of vitamin D for infectious diseases of the respiratory system. However, randomized controlled trials are currently lacking. Adequate vitamin D status is obtained from sun exposure and foods rich in vitamin D. Studies in Brazil have shown that hypovitaminosis D is quite common in spite of high insolation. Authors recommend ecological, epidemiological and randomized controlled trials studies to verify this hypothesis. SN - 1518-8787 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32491112/Does_Vitamin_D_play_a_role_in_the_management_of_Covid_19_in_Brazil DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -