Episode 10: Shining a light on vitamin D


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There has been some recent buzz around vitamin D supplements and their role in preventing or even treating COVID-19. In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical adviser and GP Dr Anna Samecki talks to NPS MedicineWise senior clinical program officer and pharmacist Rawa Osman to discuss whether or not vitamin D supplements may protect people with COVID-19 from more serious health complications, possible indirect links between vitamin D deficiency and poorer outcomes for people with COVID-19, and quality use of testing principles when it comes to vitamin D. Further reading NPS MedicineWise has a new article for consumers on vitamin D and COVID-19: https://www.nps.org.au/news/vitamin-d-and-covid-19

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