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In Europe, Countries With the Most COVID-19 Cases Have the Lowest Vitamin D Levels

Now that COVID-19 has been around for several months, researchers all over the world are starting to collect large amounts of data on case demographics and clinical characteristics. One recently published study from the United Kingdom summarized the number of cases and fatalities of COVID-19 from twenty European countries and correlated it with the average vitamin D levels of each of those countries. Interestingly, the countries with the highest levels of vitamin D were those in the way... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Friday, May 29, 2020

One-Third of Americans Have at Least One Micronutrient Deficiency

Using data from the government-sponsored research program National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a group of researchers compiled data on seven vitamins from over 15,000 people in the US. They determined that 31% of the American population is at risk for at least one vitamin deficiency; 23% of Americans are at risk for deficiency in at least two vitamins, and 6% are at risk for three or more vitamin deficiencies. The data came from a variety of sources: dietary recall,... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Tuesday, September 19, 2017