CAB - 7 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020 - Advice

Letters / Vitamin D advice ‘irresponsible’

Discussion following the cited article (Help your body fight Covid-19; SN, 11 March 2020) rubbished its supposed findings of a reduction of two per cent in incident respiratory infections.

There was a small study bias, and in the larger studies included in the research not even two per cent benefit was seen.

To advise large doses of Vitamin D as some kind of panacea against covid-19 on the basis of one weak article is irresponsible.Journalists at the time claimed it would stop flu and colds but that helped sell newspapers, even when they knew the evidence was currently non existent.

Dr Philippa Veenhuizen