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Do vitamin D, zinc, and other supplements help prevent COVID-19 or hasten healing?

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April 05, 2021

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Nancy Gatiti
April 06, 2021

This is quite informative

Paul C Rogers
April 06, 2021

Nutrition status is complicated and evidence of the role of individual micronutrients is difficult to separate out as they interact. However evaluating nutritional status comprehensively is required. There is data that implicates malnutrition as a prognostic factor in Covid 19 severity. Obesity is one end of the malnutrition spectrum and obese patients frequently are micronutrient depleted. There is a dearth of adequate and comprehensive nutritional research in Covid patients and evaluating if supplementing nutrients in those who are depleted improves outcomes is needed.

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