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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

While the vitamin has many benefits, a national health survey found that 40 per cent of Singapore residents are deficient in it

Vitamin D has been in the news of late.

Researchers from Singapore reported in the medical journal Nutrition last September that Covid-19 patients who received supplemental vitamin D were less likely to need oxygen therapy or intensive-care support than those with comparable characteristics who did not receive the same. Spanish investigators reported a similar finding just a month earlier.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 28, 2021, with the headline 'Are you getting enough vitamin D?'. Subscribe