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Volume 4, Issue 7 (6-2020)                   زیست شناسی 2020, 4(7): 278-282 | Back to browse issues page

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Aminzadeh S. Letter: Covid-19, and vitamin D. زیست شناسی. 2020; 4 (7) :278-282
URL: http://ijbio.ir/article-1-410-en.html
National Institute of Genetic Engineering, and Biotechnology, Tehran, I.R. of Iran, National Institute of Genetic Engineering, and Biotechnology, Tehran, I.R. of Iran , aminzade@nigeb.ac.ir
Abstract:   (154 Views)
Vitamin D is an immune modulator hormone with an anti-inflammatory effect. In this study the potential association between vitamin D and risk of Covid-19 disease were examined. Data of worldwide mortality rate of Covid-19 pandemic according to geographical distribution in 108 countries were analyzed. The results shows Covid-19 outbreaks and particularly mortality exhibit a decreasing North-South gradient. The explanation of this North-South gradient might be for two possibility; The high prevalence of older people in Northern European population and the strong correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates in those countries.
     
Type of Study: Review Paper | Subject: Innovation
Received: 2020/07/13 | Accepted: 2020/06/30 | Published: 2020/06/30

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