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Magnesium and vitamin D in long COVID syndrome; do they help? Article à paraître

Auteurs
1 Department of Medicine, Saint Camillus International Medical School (UniCamillus), Via di Sant’Alessandro, 8 Rome – Italy,
2 Alleanza Contro il Cancro, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome – Italy
* Correspondence : Valentina Trapani. Alleanza Contro il Cancro, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome – Italy

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that the disease can have relevant multisystemic and long-term effects, and several studies have attempted to identify key determinants of the disease course. Here we discuss recent evidence suggesting that, in long COVID patients, combined magnesium and vitamin D deficiencies associate with a higher number of clinical manifestations, as compared to patients with normal levels of both nutrients. We highlight the potential synergistic effects of these deficiencies and propose that future studies should explore a causal link with the risk of developing long COVID. Most importantly, randomized clinical trials are needed to determine if magnesium and vitamin D supplementation can improve long COVID symptoms, providing a safe and affordable support therapy to the benefit of patients and society.