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ESE Daily News Alert - 02 March 2021

Recent vitamin D and COVID-19 study receives heavy criticism from experts

Scientists urge caution over recently published study in The Lancet suggesting vitamin D may reduce mortality risk from COVID-19 by up to 60%. After a lot of criticism, the paper has now been rejected and is being rewritten.


Metabolic hormone may help maintain healthy muscles

According to a mouse study published in the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, the hormone MOTS-c, which mimics the effects of exercise, may also help prevent age and obesity-induced muscle loss.

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Obesity may reduce effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine

According to a new Italian study, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may be less effective in people with obesity, due to fewer antibodies produced in response to a second dose compared to healthy people.


Light pollution may increase thyroid cancer risk

People who live in areas with high levels of light pollution at night may have a higher risk for developing thyroid cancer, according to a study published in Cancer.


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