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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 26-33

Vitamin D in defense against the terrorism of coronavirus disease 2019: A meta-analysis


1 Department of Biochemistry, Santosh Deemed to be University, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgery, Santosh Deemed to be University, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Research Scholar Biochemistry, Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Santosh Deemed to be University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Pradeep Kumar
Professor and Head of Biochemistry, State Anonymous Government Medical College, Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2455-1732.331791

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Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was also spread during winter time in December from Wuhan the city of China to worldwide. Various studies conducted throughout the world have indicated the possible relationship between Vitamin D and COVID-19 infection. Aim: This narrative review is designed to support Vitamin D role and its efficacy in managing COVID-19 menace. Materials and Methods: Latest 50 articles for Vitamin D, and COVID-19 relationship and management were scrutinized to summarize this article from data bases of PubMed and Google scholar in English language. Diagrams were created by biorender.com to summarize pictorial relations. Conclusions: Higher mortality is associated with countries of high-level Vitamin D deficiencies. Many studies have found a significant relation between Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 complications and related comorbidities. It is highly supported by many literature to recommend daily dose of Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day for a few weeks to rapidly increase 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels above 40–60 ng/mL, in population at higher risk.


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