Some doctors using Vitamin D for COVID-19 prevention, treatment
Now Vitamin D is making headlines as a possible factor to prevent and treat COVID-19. Vitamin D is vital in allowing your body to absorb calcium to strengthen bones. “Vitamin D is certainly a good thing if a physician recommends it,” said Jeffrey Drebin, MD, PhD Chair, of the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Too much Vitamin D can be toxic and lead to heart and kidney problems. Two population groups most commonly affected by Vitamin D deficiencies are African Americans and the elderly, the two groups also most impacted by COVID-19.
Now is the time to build, maintain a strong immune system. These vitamins can help.
Having a strong immune system is always important, but it seems to be even more so in the coronavirus pandemic. A strong immune system won’t prevent you from getting the coronavirus, but it does reduce the odds of contracting it and can help you stave it off if there is a positive diagnosis. Here are eight vitamins that help boost your immune system -- and examples of foods that contain them if you don’t want to swallow any supplemental pills, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Notable foods that contain it: There are lot of foods that contain Vitamin C, including orange and grapefruit juice, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, spinach, papaya, tomatoes and strawberries. Notable foods that contain it: Chicken, turkey, seafood, beans, broccoli, kale.
Need for Vitamin D screening called into question
Need for Vitamin D screening called into question The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says that there is not enough evidence for or against Vitamin D screening for healthy adults. David Begnaud reports on the study and what it mean for patients.cbsnews.com