CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS
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This article waslast modified on 11 January 2021.

NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) released a joint review on 17 December 2020 that had found no published evidence of a direct link between Covid-19 and vitamin D. Our earlier article about some potential evidence noted that NICE’s review of the five observational studies (but no clinical trials) available by18 June had provided no good evidence to support taking vitamin D supplements to specifically prevent or treat COVID 19.

NICE’s new rapid review of recent studies, conducted in collaboration with Public Health England and the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, stressed the importance of the use of randomised controlled trials in future studies. Dr Paul Chrisp, director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, said “The new guidance states that people should continue to follow the current government advice on daily vitamin D supplementation (10 micrograms) to maintain bone and muscle health during the COVID-19 pandemic.”