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Vitamin D Deficiency In Older People During The Sars-Cov-2 Epidemic

Tomaz Velnar
Faculty of Medicine University of Maribor

Lidija Gradišnik Gradišnik
Alma Mater Europaea - ECM

Vitamin D deficiency is a major health problem in populations of all ages and a cause of many diseases. It is particularly common in elderly people and can lead to the deterioration of health status. In a pilot study, we determined vitamin D levels in 80 people over 50 years of age in the north-eastern Slovenia and examined the risk factors associated with vitamin D deficiency. Low plasma vitamin D levels were associated with some medical conditions in the study population and, in particular, with a higher susceptibility to COVID-19.



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