Vitamin D and SARS-CoV-2 infection - evolution of evidence supporting clinical practice and policy development : a position statement from the Covit-D Consortium
journal contributionposted on 30.03.2022, 14:31 authored by Daniel M McCartney, Paula M O'Shea, John L Faul, Martin J Healy, Greg Byrne, Tomás P Griffin, James Bernard Walsh, Declan G Byrne, Rose Anne Kenny
Vitamin D is a vitamin pro-hormone which can be taken exogenously from the diet or supplements, or can be synthesised cutaneously through the action of summer sunlight on skin as shown in Fig. 1 . While oral intake is an important source of vitamin D, the major physiological source is UVB irradiation at a wavelength of 290–315 nm . The ability of the skin to synthesise vitamin D is compromised at northerly latitudes, particularly amongst those who are older or who have dark skin pigmentation.
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Published CitationMcCartney DM, et al. Vitamin D and SARS-CoV-2 infection - evolution of evidence supporting clinical practice and policy development : a position statement from the Covit-D Consortium. Ir J Med Sci. 2020;190(3):1253-1265.
Publication Date21 November 2020
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