A recent study published in the Journal ‘Nutrients’ addresses the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in critically ill cancer patients requiring ICU admisssion. The researchers aimed to explore if ICU survivors may benefit from supplementation.
Low levels of Vitamin D are common in cancer patients due to prolonged hospitalisations, avoidance of sunlight following radiation therapy and impaired nutritional status.
Reference: Wohlfarth. P., et al ‘Prevalence and Impact of Vitamin D deficiency in Criticall Ill Cancer Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
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