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Scientists have found a possible cause of high mortality from COVID-19

Scientists have found a possible cause of high mortality from COVID-19
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A lack of vitamin D in the body increases the risk of dying from coronavirus infection. This conclusion was made by scientists from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation and the University of East Anglia, after a study. They compared the substance levels of residents of 20 European countries with mortality statistics from COVID-19.

As they say RIA News, deaths are more in those countries where citizens have vitamin D deficiency - in Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Low levels of the substance are characteristic of older people who are at risk for a new disease. Currently, scientists are developing recommendations for the prevention of the disease using dietary supplements.

Currently, more than three million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the world, 230 of them have died. In Russia, the number of infected people approached 135 thousand, the last 10,6 thousand fell ill over the past day. 1 people have died since the spread of infection.

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