COVID-19: Latitude, Mortality and Vitamin D

There is an interesting relationship between latitude, vitamin D, and COVID-19. Check this out. 


0:09 Diseases related to latitude 
1:02 An interesting report
1:40 Vitamin D and COVID-19

Today we’re going to talk about the relationship between COVID-19, mortality, vitamin D, and latitude.

There are actually all sorts of diseases related to latitude. For example, if you live in the northern hemisphere, you have a higher risk of getting:

• Colorectal cancer
• MS
• Diabetes type 1
• Breast cancer
• Celiac disease
• Lung cancer

An interesting report states that “low population mortality from COVID-19 in countries south of latitude 35 degrees north supports vitamin D as a factor determining severity.” Nordic countries are an exception likely because they consume a lot of fatty fish and take vitamin D supplements. 

Vitamin D regulates and suppresses inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D doesn’t kill the virus, but it can help suppress cytokines, respiratory macrophages, and ARDS.  

You can also see lower vitamin D levels in people who have conditions that can increase the risk of death from COVID-19, such as:

• Hypertension
• Obesity 
• Diabetes
• Cardiovascular disease

Vitamin D is incredibly important to support the immune system and for suppressing inflammation in the respiratory system. 

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Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this video helps you better understand the interesting relationship between latitude, vitamin D, and COVID-19.
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