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Vitamin D: how to get informed in times of Coronavirus

Does Vitamin D influence the evolution of the coronavirus disease? Does it protect against Covid-19? Is vitamin D a great ally against the coronavirus? What is the relationship of this element with viral diseases? These days, there are many questions that revolve around the relationship between vitamin D and the new coronavirus. In fact, there are some studies and experts who have indicated that this vitamin could be key against the coronavirus, as well as others, on the contrary, they argue that neither sunbathing nor this vitamin protects against it.

The truth is that they are not contradictory, since it could help the disease to pass in a milder way, but not protect against infection. In fact, according to a Spanish study, 80% of patients admitted with Covid-19 in Spain suffer from a lack of vitamin D. This lack of vitamin could be a common factor among people with a more serious condition of coronavirus who require hospitalization.

This deficiency is not produced now because of this new disease, but, in recent years, an increase in the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency has been observed in the general population, which not only affects adults, but also children. A deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to other diseases, such as osteomalacia, osteoporosis and fractures, neurological diseases, cancer and diabetes, among others. Knowing the benefits and problems that its deficiency can cause is as important as knowing where to find that information, which must be truthful.

Precisely for this reason, the book published in Alcalá Editorial Formation: "Vitamin D, more than a vitamin" takes on special importance. The work is written by Sonia Pérez San Martín, a graduate in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences, and Laura Gómez Fernández, a graduate in Biological Sciences, and has the objective of making it clear what is the metabolism of vitamin D, the biological effects it has and its nutritional status.

It is a perfect work to acquire new knowledge about this vitamin and become aware of the importance it has for our physical well-being, at a time when it seems to influence the evolution of the Covid-19 disease.

10.000 in health

This is the ISBN that Formación Alcalá in its Editorial line has signed these days since the beginning of 2000 when it registered the first of them, as it appears in the Spanish ISBN Agency of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Sport.

To commemorate this, a Manual has been produced that also aims to be a reference for Family and Community Nursing, scientifically endorsed by the Federation of Associations of Community Nursing and Primary Care (FAECAP), which recognizes the health interest for Family and Community Nurses in the publication of more 1.500 pages and where 43 professionals have participated distributed throughout the national geography.

Formación Alcalá has a national distribution through Grupo Editor RCA through UDL through which it serves bookstores especially and internationally through several distributors that serve in Latin America (except Venezuela), the United States and Portugal.

Along with this editorial line, the company has e-learning education with more than 2.700 courses and 125 masters and university experts where it has provided training to more than 260.000 students.

It was a few years ago that the word "influencer" first appeared in the Spanish vocabulary. At first, it was difficult for many people to understand exactly what they did, but over time, this "profession" has become so ingrained in society that even some children say that, when they grow up, they want to be influencers. The clearest definition is that it is a person who has a certain credibility on a specific topic and, due to his presence and influence on social networks, can become an interesting prescriber for a brand.

In fact, there are several magazines that echo the best influencers, both from Spain and from the rest of the world. Among them is Forbes Magazine, specialized in the world of business and finance, which a few days ago published a list of "The 100 best influencers 2020".

Precisely on this list is Alfredo Vela, author of the book How to look for work in social networks (and without them) that was published with our publishing house Formación Alcalá. Something that is mentioned in the description of the author in the magazine. Vela is a management informatics technician and has developed his career in the field of business training (information and communication technologies and RR SS marketing).

In addition, during the confinement, he created the event consultancy in digital format eEvents Live, to convert face-to-face events into digital ones. He is also director of Social Media TICs and Training S.L. Currently, it has more than 165.7 thousand followers on Twitter, 4,000 on Instagram and close to 2,000 on Facebook.