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Does vitamin D reduce COVID-19 severity?

A recent review posted to the Research Square* preprint server examined published studies for a consistent association between vitamin D levels and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severity. Study: What is the Impact of Vitamin D Levels on COVID-19 Severity?: A…

Fermented dairy products can improve gut mucosal immunity

In a recent study published in the journal Immunology Letters, researchers assessed the role of fermented dairy products and dairy starters in modulating gut mucosal immunity. The gut microbiota significantly influences the modulation of mucosal immunity and the role of…

Associations of cardioprotective medications with COVID-19 outcomes

In a recent study published in PLOS ONE, researchers evaluated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outcomes in patients taking four types of cardioprotective medicines. Study: COVID-19 outcomes in patients taking cardioprotective medications. Image Credit: roger ashford/Shutterstock Background COVID-19, caused by severe…

Metformin reduces risk of severe COVID-19 in diabetic patients

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), remains an urgent global public health crisis. Throughout the pandemic, individuals with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, are often at an…