COVID-19 mortality and vaccine efficacy in nursing homes: does vitamin B12 deficiency play a role?

Henry Olders, P.Eng, MD, FRCPC Affiliate Member, Dept of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Abstract It is believed that nursing home residents experience more disease severity and higher mortality from COVID-19, compared to community-dwelling elderly with similar comorbidities. Among the possible explanations for this phenomenon is the difference in vitamin…

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The role of diet in gout

Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid (urate) in the system, which can then form crystals in various places, including the joint of the big toe. Crystals in the joint cause inflammation and pain. Excess uric acid can be due to excessive dietary intake of purines, insufficient urinary…

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