Posted 30 June 2020
Nice says topic is under review, but still advises taking supplements for bone health
Haroon Siddique Published on Mon 29 Jun 2020 18.12 BST
No evidence exists to support taking vitamin D supplements to prevent Covid-19, UK public health experts have found.
A rapid review of evidence for claims that the so-called sunshine vitamin could reduce the risk of coronavirus was launched amid concerns about the disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic people contracting and dying from the disease. Higher levels of melanin in the skin lead to less absorption of vitamin D from sunlight.
However, on Monday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said that, having examined five studies, it had not found evidence to support any benefit from vitamin D with respect to Covid-19.
“While there are health benefits associated with vitamin D, our rapid evidence summary … Read the rest