Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by: Ethan Huff

According to Dr. Kecia Gaither, screening for vitamin D is the first thing doctors should do when evaluating patients because “patients with adequate vitamin D levels have been found to have lesser morbid and mortality from COVID-19 than those that were deficient. Along with vitamin D supplementation, adequate sunshine exposure is needed, particularly if melanated because vitamin D is made in the skin,” she explains. “Melanin inhibits vitamin D production in the skin.”

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