Norwegian researchers investigate whether sunbathing and fish can have an effect on corona infection, according to NRK.
140,000 Norwegians are part of the large corona study by Oslo University Hospital.
-We wonder if there is any correlation between sunbathing and corona infection, says researcher Arne Søraas at Oslo University Hospital.
-It would have been very nice if we could find something to use in figthing against the virus, says Søraas to NRK.
Vitamin D Question
Researchers around the world wonder if vitamin D intake is good in the pandemic era.
-The data from the research may indicate that vitamin D provides some protection against severe covid-19, says Søraas.
There are some published research on vitamin D in connection with the infection. Some studies find no correlation. Other studies suggest that it can be a very clear link.
Deputy Health Director Espen Rostrup Nakstad points out that the research is important. Even if it might turn out there is no direct link between vitamin D and the virus.
Other questions in the corona study are about fish consumption and possible other dietary supplements.
If sunbathing provides protection, then it may not be necessarily linked to vitamin D. By seeing if other vitamin D sources have the same efect of being under sun, the researchers can get a clear answer.