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High Blood Levels of Cadmium May Be Tied to Worse COVID-19

WEDNESDAY Dec. 16, 2020 — Old age and chronic health conditions aren’t the only risk factors for serious COVID-19 infection. Researchers say people with high levels of the heavy metal cadmium may also have higher odds of severe disease during the pandemic. Cadmium is found in cigarettes and in contaminated vegetables. Previous research has shown […]

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Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Infection Lower for O, Rh− Blood Groups

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Type O and rhesus-negative (Rh−) blood groups seem to be associated with a lower risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Joel G. Ray, M.D., from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues […]

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High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure

People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents’ diet. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, studied the diet of more than 25,000 people in Norfolk, UK and compared what […]