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    Do plant-based and fish diets play a role?

    A new small study finds a link between plant-based and pescatarian diets and milder cases of COVID-19. The study is based on the experiences of doctors and nurses with heavy exposure to SARS-CoV-2. People whose diet is plant- or fish-based had a significantly lower risk of developing severe COVID-19. For some people, COVID-19 is a life threatening illness, while for others, it is little more than a short-term annoyance. To some extent, this is a function of an individual’s comorbidities. However, why SARS-CoV-2 manifests so differently in different people remains a mystery. Some research has indicated that this may have   Read More

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    Patient preference may play bigger role in phosphorous control vs ‘healthy’ food access

    Lisa Gutekunst, MSEd, RD, CSR, CDN, FNKF Multiple studies have found an inverse relationship between socioeconomic status (SEC) and serum phosphorus (S.PO4). However, this is not the outcome found in a recent study by Potluri and colleagues. In the “Effect of neighborhood food environment and socioeconomic status on serum phosphorus level for patients on chronic dialysis,” SEC and S. PO4 levels were evaluated on more than 258,000 patients receiving hemodialysis across the United States. No correlation between SEC and S. PO4 was found. Instead, researchers found an inverse relationship between age and S. PO4 levels. Though well thought out and   Read More

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    Healthy WR Golden Tate won’t play for Giants at Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate won’t play Sunday at Washington in the aftermath of seemingly calling out quarterback Daniel Jones and the coaching staff. Tate did not travel Saturday with the Giants for the game. The team said Tate’s absence was not injury related. The 31-year-old veteran caused a stir late in Monday night’s loss to Tampa Bay after catching a touchdown pass by screaming at a TV camera, “Throw me the ball!” The following day, Tate’s wife, Elise, went on social media to complain that her husband was being underutilized despite being open. Coach   Read More

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