A large-scale study of almost a million UK adults led by Leicester researchers has revealed that under 45s and women were more likely to gain weight and jump a body mass index (BMI) category during COVID-19 lockdown.Read More
COVID-19 vaccination rates are much higher in White and Indian people and lower amongst Black individuals, new research published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health has identified. Read More
A new study investigating the extent to which COVID-19 damages organs has opened in Leicester this week.Read More
Just one in six (18%) healthcare workers thought mandatory vaccinations were the best solution to encourage more frontline staff to have a Covid-19 jab, finds new research led by UCL and the University of Leicester.Read More
A stronger association exists between deaths from COVID-19 and obesity in people of Black, South Asian and other ethnic minority groups than in White people, research supported by ARC East Mildands and published in the journal Nature Communications demonstrates. Read More
The differences in COVID-19 infection risk between ethnic minority healthcare workers and their White colleagues is likely due to home and work factors rather than biology, according to the largest and most detailed study on the subject, led by the University of Leicester, University College London and University of Nottingham.