A research group at Gifu University investigated the relationship between adverse events after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and lifestyle habits, and found that university students who had the habit of eating breakfast and getting enough sleep had a lower incidence of symptoms after vaccination.

 The current situation is that many people are hesitant to get vaccinated due to concerns about the high incidence of adverse events (fever, etc.) associated with COVID-19 vaccination, especially among young adults. In order to clarify factors that prevent adverse events after COVID-19 vaccination, this research group conducted a study on Gifu University university students, comparing the incidence of adverse events after vaccination with information on lifestyle habits from health checkups.

 Among Gifu University students, there were no life-threatening or serious adverse events after receiving the COVID-89.7 vaccine, nor any that required hospitalization, but 64.3% of participants experienced symptoms at the site of vaccination (redness, swelling, etc.) on the day or the day after vaccination, and XNUMX% experienced systemic symptoms (headache, fatigue, etc.). The incidence of these symptoms was associated with a higher number of vaccinations, female gender, and lower BMI.

 In relation to lifestyle habits, they found that regularly eating breakfast at least twice a week and getting longer sleep times were significantly associated with a lower incidence of adverse events after vaccination.

 These findings suggest that maintaining healthy eating and sleeping habits and an ideal body weight may contribute to reducing adverse events after COVID-19 vaccination in young adults. If factors related to reducing adverse events are scientifically demonstrated for other types of vaccines in the future, it is expected that maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help to alleviate concerns about adverse events.

Paper information:[Vaccine: X] Adverse events of COVID-19 vaccination during 2021-2022 suppressed by breakfast consumption and favorable sleeping habit among Japanese university students

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