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AJG study finds link between PPI use and increased risk of COVID-19

M3 India Newsdesk Jul 30, 2020

Findings from a recent study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) state that people using Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) at least once a day were twice as likely to have a positive COVID-19 test as opposed to people who did not take PPIs, and those who took PPIs twice daily were four times more likely to test positive.

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There is not enough data available to understand how acid suppression affects severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). However, previous studies gave researchers and authors Almario C.V., Chey W.D., Spiegel B.M.R., a reason to believe that there are chances of the new coronavirus infection spreading with PPI usage. 

A few previous findings that formed the basis of this study were:

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