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Vitamin D may be important in fighting off COVID-19

Society for Endocrinology Member and Media Ambassador, and Consultant Endocrinologist at the Royal Infirmary in Newcastle, Dr Richard Quinton, speaks to BBC World News about the importance of vitamin D in fighting off COVID-19. Watch his video interview to hear his views and recommended dosage. 


Healthy gut microbiome associated with lower risk for metabolic disease

According to research published in Nature Medicine, a healthy diet may promote gut microbes that are associated with a lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


Low carb diets may help treat diabetes

A diet low in carbohydrates may improve remission rates in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to research published in BMJ.


Maternal thyroid disorders may increase thyroid cancer risk in children

Maternal thyroid disorders may be associated with an increased thyroid cancer risk in children, and this risk may remain elevated well into adulthood, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.



Association between obesity and severe illness from COVID-19 greater in young people

The association between obesity and hospitalisation in patients with COVID-19 is more prominent in people under the age of 70, according to an Italian study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases


Can dietary changes improve thyroid disease symptoms?

This article considers the scientific evidence in support, or not, for dietary changes and supplements in improving symptoms of thyroid disease, including iodine, vitamin D, soy and broccoli.


A diet high in fish may reduce diabetes risk

According to a European study, published in Diabetes Care, eating a fish-rich diet may reduce the risk of adult-onset diabetes in people positive for GAD65 antibodies.


Increased COVID-19 death risk associated with vitamin D deficiency

A Belgian study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, reports that patients hospitalised for COVID-19 with vitamin D deficiency were much more likely to die during the first wave of the pandemic.


Heavy metal exposure during pregnancy associated with birth complications

According to a study in the journal Environmental International, exposure to heavy metals during pregnancy may alter hormonal balances and lead to preterm births, low birth weight and preeclampsia in women.

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