Being overweight hampers immune response to SARS-CoV-2

4 Dec 2023
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University of Queensland-led research shows being overweight can impair the body’s antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection but not to the protection offered by vaccination.

Research lead, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences PhD candidate Marcus Tong, said the findings build on the team’s existing research on how COVID-19 affects people who are overweight.

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