Coronavirus: Vitamin D

(asked on 22nd September 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his response to the hon. Member for Ealing Central and Acton on 21 September 2020, Official Report, column 633, on Covid-19 Update, where he stated that Vitamin D is one of the many things that we have looked into, to see whether it reduces the incidence or impact of coronavirus, if he will publish the results of the trial to which he referred.


Answered by
Jo Churchill Portrait
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
This question was answered on 23rd October 2020

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published ‘Vitamin D for COVID-19: Evidence Review’ which is available at the following link:

https://www.nice.org.uk/advice/es28/evidence/evidence-review-pdf-8777674477

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition also published ‘Rapid review: Vitamin D and acute respiratory tract infections’ which is available at the following link:

https://app.box.com/s/g0ldpth1upfd7fw763ew3aqa3c0pyvky

These rapid evidence reviews, published in June 2020, concluded that there is currently no evidence to support taking vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk and severity of COVID-19. My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care was referring to these publications when he responded to the hon. Member for Ealing Central and Acton (Rupa Huq MP).

Public Health England will keep this topic under review and will consider updating this assessment if emerging high-quality evidence suggests a change to existing conclusions, and advise the Government accordingly.

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Recent Documents related to Coronavirus: Vitamin D

1. SACN rapid review: Vitamin D and acute respiratory tract infections
17/12/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: SACN December 2020 1 Update of rapid review: Vitamin D and acute respiratory tract infections

2. SACN rapid review: Vitamin D and acute respiratory tract infections
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Found: SACN/post June 2020 paper 1 1 Rapid review : Vitamin D and acute respiratory tract infections June

3. Monitoring noise and vibration on the HS2 Phase One route (February 2021)
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Found: 20 2 1 London Borough of Ealing OFFICIAL Page i Non - Technical

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Found: 20 2 1 London Borough of Ealing OFFICIAL Page i Non - Technical

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09/10/2020 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
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