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Vitamin Study Elicits Glee, Vexation

From eNewsletter 6/29/2020

DID YOU KNOW that for good reason, exercise is not just being recommended, but prescribed? According to a study published last week in The Lancet Global Health, at least 3.9 million early deaths are being averted worldwide every year by people being physically active. That is simply incredible.


However, another study from last week's Nature warns too much strenuous exercise can be detrimental. The ideal is to mix in different levels of activity during the week. Knowing your genetic exercise type can pinpoint which type of physical activity is best for you.


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STUDY ELICITS GLEE AND VEXATION

Steve and Bonnie: A study from this month's BMJ Nutrition, Prevention, & Health elicited feelings of glee and vexation. Glee because the study urged the need for nutrients to fight infection. Vexation because the study was nowhere to be found in the vast array of worldwide media outlets covering the pandemic.

We are so enthused about the abstract (summary) of this study that we have left it exactly as written (in British english).


"Existing micronutrient deficiencies, even if only a single micronutrient, can impair immune function and increase susceptibility to infectious disease. Certain population groups are more likely to have micronutrient deficiencies, while certain disease pathologies and treatment practices also exacerbate risk, meaning these groups tend to suffer increased morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases. Optimisation of overall nutritional status, including micronutrients, can be effective in reducing incidence of infectious disease. Micronutrient deficiencies are rarely recognised but are prevalent in the UK, as well as much more widely, part