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Coronavirus cure: A doctor points towards glaring evidence vitamin D could be the answer

CORONAVIRUS has taken away the lives of 48,888 people in the UK; the unfortunate reality is that this number is set to increase over winter. As Britain is under lockdown, Dr Gareth Davies suggests a way out of this crisis. Having trained at Imperial College London as a medical physicist , Dr Davies returned to the field of research to look into the coronavirus pandemic. Collaborating with leading scientists, they discovered startling results. Working alongside medical doctors, Dr Joanna Byers and Dr Attila R Garami, Dr Davies came to the conclusion that vitamin D deficiency is linked to severe COVID outcomes. In a research paper - yet to be peer-reviewed – they "analysed global daily reports of fatalities and recoveries" from COVID-19. They found "a striking correlation between COVID-19 severity and latitude," as the northern hemisphere – where seasonal vitamin D deficiency is rife – saw more tragic cases of coronavirus. "Peer-review takes up to a year in normal conditions," asserted Dr Davies – and we are yet to be 365 days into this pandemic. Dr Davies is adamant "vitamin D deficiency is the dominant risk factor in severe coronavirus disease". Vitamin D Dr Davies says vitamin D is "critical to immune function". When vitamin D levels are high, "the innate immune system is strong". Speaking about SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes the disease COVID-19 – he explains how the coronavirus invades the body. READ MORE: Coronavirus symptoms: Gastrointestinal signs occur in 20 percent of COVID patients - why? "The virus targets a protein spike on cell surfaces called ACE2, which is part of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). "Among other things, the RAS regulates blood pressure and the inflammatory response." Dr Davies explains the replicating coronavirus can deplete the ACE2 protein, causing a "cytokine storm". "This is what kills people," he says, adding that adequate vitamin D levels can help prevent out-of-control inflammation. DON'T MISS... Hair loss treatment: Apple cider vinegar could ward off bacteria and increase hair growth [TIPS] The smelly symptom of Parkinson’s disease that you shouldn’t ignore - when to see a doctor [INSIGHT] Prostate cancer: Experiencing any of these peculiar toilet habits could be an early sign [ADVICE] The current NHS guidelines suggest everybody needs to be taking 400IU of vitamin D daily between October and early March. Yet, Dr Davies insists this recommendation needs to be increased. He suggests that 4,000IU daily is what is needed to keep people safe from coronavirus. Dr Davies says the government's recommended daily allowance doesn't "offer immune system protection against infection and disease". For those fearful of hypercalcaemia, Dr Davies says it's "rare and is easily treated". "The tiny risk of hypercalcaemia must be balanced against the enormous risk of disease and death presented by COVID-19." What's hypercalcaemia? The NHS explained hypercalcaemia occurs when there's too much calcium in the body. This can weaken the bones, and damage the kidneys and heart. Dr Davies assures "4,000IU daily is perfectly safe and suited to almost all adults", only advising children and underweight adults to take less. Absolutely certain of the benefits of vitamin D supplementation, Dr Davies and a growing list of scientists are "calling on all governments to immediately increase the use of vitamin D to combat COVID-19". He believes vitamin D supplements "should be the number one tactic in global pandemic management strategies".

Reference : Express.co.uk