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Poor nutrition changes the way a body fights infection: this might protect against severe COVID-19

By Burtram C. Fielding, Professor and Director: Research Development, University of the Western Cape
Dewald Schoeman, PhD Candidate, Molecular Biology and Virology, University of the Western Cape
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Deficient leptin levels caused by malnutrition might protect against severe COVID-19 and related death. This could be another reason for the lower than expected COVID-19 deaths in Africa.


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