Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found a link between low levels of vitamin D in the body and the risk of stroke, reports the Express edition.
According to the researchers, vitamin D affects the health of the heart and blood vessels: a lack of it doubles the risk of an acute disturbance of the blood supply to the brain. Vitamin D is also associated with immunity, metabolism, and the functioning of other key systems in the human body.
This component appears in the epidermis of the skin due to exposure to ultraviolet rays, therefore its deficiency is often found in residents of those countries where there is little sunlight. Doctors said that during the winter months vitamin D can also be obtained from food: fatty fish, beef liver, eggs and yogurt.
Previously, scientists said that the introduction of intravenous vitamin C has a positive effect on the body’s fight against coronavirus. The experts concluded that vitamin C increased the rate of recovery from coronavirus by 70 percent compared to a placebo.