44 minutes | Mar 19, 2021

Vitamin D and immunity: The link

Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency rates surge to 40% during winter in Australia?1 In this podcast with Dr Joanna McMillan, we cover all things Vitamin D, from its role in immunity, bone and brain health to deficiency rates across the country and natural food sources, including the humble egg. We also delve into the emerging body of evidence suggesting a link between vitamin D and COVID-19 severity 2,3 and highlight the supportive role that nutrition can play in keeping you fighting fit. For the shownotes: https://dietitianconnection.com/category/podcasts/  This podcast is not, and is not intended to be, medical advice, which should be tailored to your individual circumstances. This podcast is for your information only, and we advise that you exercise your own judgment before deciding to use the information provided. Professional medical advice should be obtained before taking action. Please see here for terms and conditions: https://dietitianconnection.com/terms/ References: 1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014) Australian Health Survey: Biomedical Results for Nutrients, 2011-12 [Online]. Available at: https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4364.0.55.006Chapter2002011-12 (Accessed: March 2021) 2. Abraham J, Dowling K, Florentine S (2021). Can Optimum Solar Radiation Exposure or Supplemented Vitamin D Intake Reduce the Severity of COVID-19 Symptoms? Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jan 16;18(2):740. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18020740. PMID: 33467131; PMCID: PMC7829816. 3. Liu N, Sun J, Wang X, Zhang T, Zhao M, Li H. Low vitamin D status is associated with coronavirus disease 2019 outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 2;104:58-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.12.077. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33401034; PMCID: PMC7833186.
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