In case you missed it, here’s direct access to the recent guidance from NICE on vitamin D and COVID-19 and the NDNS results.
NICE, PHE and SACN publish rapid COVID-19 guidance on vitamin D
In collaboration with Public Health England (PHE), and the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), NICE conducted a rapid evidence review evaluating evidence from recent studies on vitamin D in relation to COVID-19.
The expert panel supported current government advice for everyone to take the supplement throughout the autumn and winter, however the panel concluded that there is currently not enough evidence to support taking vitamin D solely to prevent or treat COVID-19.
The data reviewed by the panel includes the best available scientific evidence published so far, including both observational studies and randomised controlled trials. However, it was not possible to determine a direct relationship between vitamin D and COVID-19 based on the available evidence.
Due to the lack of reliable evidence on the effects of the supplement on COVID-19, our guidance recommends that more research be conducted on the subject, stressing the use of high-quality randomised controlled trials in future studies.
NDNS: results from years 9 to 11 (2016 to 2017 and 2018 to 2019)
Results from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey rolling programme for 2016 to 2017 and 2018 to 2019 for food consumption, nutrient intakes and nutritional status.