Vitamin D lessens severe COVID (and other) infections
Vitamin D improves the body’s ability to fight serious infections-
Dr. Carol Wagner is a specialist in neonatal and perinatal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, doing research on human milk and vitamin D in pregnant women and their babies.
Think of vitamin D as a strong sword to help your body fight serious infections. It may be a bad metaphor, but vitamin D is an important tool building the immune system. Even though we associate vitamin D with building bones and calcium, scientists are now discovering its role in the immune system. Dr. Carol Wagner, a specialist in neonatal and perinatal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she is a professor of pediatrics and associate director of their Clinical and Translational Research Center, has focused her research on vitamin D and its impact on health.
In Vitamin D lowers COVID and infection risk as a part of a video series for Nutrition4Kids, Dr. Wagner answers parents' questions about vitamin D's role in the body's immune system. Others in the series include videos which also includes: the importance of vitamins, the particular need for vitamin D during pregnancy, the amount pregnant moms need, where to get vitamin D, and vitamin D in breastmilk.
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