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Sero-positivity ‘lower’ in smokers and vegetarians, says CSIR study

Smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity, while people with blood group ‘O’ may be less susceptible to coronavirus, according to a study by a top research institute.            The pan-India serosurvey, conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), examined the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and their neutralizing ability to prevent potential risk factors. for infection.
The study, conducted by a team of 140 doctors and scientists, assessed 10,427 adult individuals working in more than 40 CSIR laboratories and centers in urban and semi-urban settings, and their relatives. These people volunteered to participate in the study.