What I realized though is that those that have a higher BMI than usual, basically someone you can consider as overweight or not dieting were harder hit by the pandemic. There is a protein produced by extremophiles that enables them survive in extreme conditions. The same protein is produced in humans during hanger or dieting. The purpose of the protein is to keep body cells in a good condition even in the absence of food. That specific protein has been proved to fight diseases and the DNA encoding the protein is currently being studied by scientist. In a nut shell, dieting or restricting regular food intake has got more benefits than what is currently on the surface.