Coronavirus Myth Buster Part 2

Separating Fact from FictionHere’s part two of our Coronavirus Myth Buster series and two more common ‘myths’ that are currently in circulation, reviewed from the perspective of scientific evidence.1. Does staying indoors impact your immunity?We’ve all done our part during the pandemic by staying at home and only stepping out for essential supplies. While this greatly reduced our chances of exposing ourselves and others, it unfortunately has led us to be more vulnerable in other ways. Being outdoors enables our body to produce vitamin D in response to sun exposure.  While the major natural source of vitamin D is from the sun, it can also be absorbed through nutritional supplementation. There are already numerous reported health benefits of vitamin D in boosting immunity, including this randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation to prevent seasonal influenza in schoolchildren.Vitamin D enables our lungs to activate immune cells and to produce an antimicrobial peptide called cathelici...

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