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NIH Issues Research Findings on Food Allergies Reducing Risk of COVID-19 Infection

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued research findings showing that people with food allergies are more resistant to infection by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but that people with a high body mass index (BMI) or obesity are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection.  NIH notes that asthma had no effect on the risk of COVID-19 infection.  To read the NIH announcement and summary of its research findings on food allergies and reduced risk of COVID-19 infection, use the link below.