Monthly Archives: May 2020

COVID-19 and Tuberculosis: Pandemics on Collision Course


One tiny casualty of COVID-19, as shutters were hastily pulled down on events and businesses throughout the UK, was the World Tuberculosis Day symposium that we hold annually in London, to share research and celebrate the people involved in controlling this much older disease. Wanting to still mark the day, three TB clinical researchers had an online conversation about the effect that COVID-19 would have on TB patients and control programmes, which has been published as a mini-review in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials.


Added sugar intake and micronutrient dilution: Q&A with Dr Esther González-Padilla


The health risk associated with increased intake of added sugar has been widely studied in animals and humans. Recently Dr Esther González-Padilla and her colleagues have published a cross-sectional study in Nutrition and Metabolism. The study found the intake of added sugar was inversely associated with intake of micronutrient among two samples of Swedish population. Why did they choose to look at the impact on micronutrient? What is the story behind their chosen topic? We have invited Dr González-Padilla to share more contexts about their published work.