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Less COVID if more vitamin D from food (Spain) – May 2022


Suboptimal Consumption of Relevant Immune System Micronutrients Is Associated with a Worse Impact of COVID-19 in Spanish Populations

Nutrients Volume 14 Issue 11 10.3390/nu14112254
by Sebastià Galmés 1,2,3,*ORCID,Andreu Palou 1,2,3ORCID andFrancisca Serra 1,2,3,4ORCID
1 Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology (Nutrigenomics, Biomarkers and Risk Evaluation–NuBE), University of the Balearic Islands, 07122 Palma, Spain
2 Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
3 Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands (IdISBa), 07120 Palma, Spain
4 Alimentómica S.L., Spin-off n.1 of the University of the Balearic Islands, 07121 Palma, Spain

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Vitamin D has the most COVID associations
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People in Spain are most deficient in Vitamin D (ignores D from the sun)
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a global health crisis and the factors behind its differential impact on COVID-19 among populations are still being known. Geographical differences in nutrient profile could be a relevant factor, especially considering that scientific evidence supports that 10 micronutrients are essential for proper immune system function. This study aims to evaluate these micronutrient intakes in the territories of Spain and to analyze their relationship with epidemiological indicators of COVID-19 from the first two waves of COVID-19, when neither specific vaccines nor drugs had yet come into play. Results showed that vitamin D, A, B9, and zinc intakes were particularly insufficient in Spain. The joint intake of these four micronutrients was lower in regions with the highest COVID-19 incidence and mortality, and of particular importance, was the insufficient intake of vitamin D. A pattern of food consumption associated with lower COVID-19 impact was observed. In conclusion, the results show the relevance of the optimal consumption of foods rich in essential nutrients for the immune system. Therefore, this assessment could serve to launch specific dietary recommendations to strengthen the immune system in Spanish territories to better face potential new COVID-19 variants and/or further infectious diseases
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Over 580 virus studies have "Vitamin D" in their title

Over 690 virus studies have Vitamin D in the title


Virus is associated 46 other VitaminDWiki categories (>4)

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Results

20 pages in both categories: Virus + Skin - Dark

47 pages in both categories: Virus + Immunity

8 pages in both categories: Virus + Youth

15 pages in both categories: Virus + UV and Vitamin D

56 pages in both categories: Virus + Infant-Child

69 pages in both categories: Virus + Top news

55 pages in both categories: Virus + Mortality and D

18 pages in both categories: Virus + Cardiovascular

23 pages in both categories: Virus + Pregnancy

10 pages in both categories: Virus + Cognitive

5 pages in both categories: Virus + Hypertension

22 pages in both categories: Virus + Seniors

42 pages in both categories: Virus + Intervention

33 pages in both categories: Virus + Zinc

19 pages in both categories: Virus + Obesity

21 pages in both categories: Virus + Deficiency of Vitamin D

5 pages in both categories: Virus + Kidney

12 pages in both categories: Virus + Diabetes

9 pages in both categories: Virus + Cancer

4 pages in both categories: Virus + High Risk

12 pages in both categories: Virus + Multiple Sclerosis

21 pages in both categories: Virus + Loading dose for Vitamin D

12 pages in both categories: Virus + Vitamin D and Omega-3

6 pages in both categories: Virus + Intervention - non daily

8 pages in both categories: Virus + Calcidiol

26 pages in both categories: Virus + Vitamin D and Magnesium

10 pages in both categories: Virus + Inflammation

5 pages in both categories: Virus + Stroke

36 pages in both categories: Virus + Vitamin D Receptor

4 pages in both categories: Virus + Calcitriol

24 pages in both categories: Virus + Breathing