BOSTON (CBS) – Having adequate levels of Vitamin D may improve the outcome of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Researchers in Iran looked at the Vitamin D levels of more than 200 patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. They found that having sufficient Vitamin D levels was associated with having less severe COVID-19.

Those patients were also more likely to have blood markers indicating a positive immune response.

The study did not prove that taking Vitamin D can reduce your chances of getting infected or prevent complications, but it provides more evidence that people with lower levels of Vitamin D may benefit from taking additional Vitamin D.

Ask your doctor whether you should take a daily vitamin D supplement.

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