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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 99-102

COVID-19 pandemic: Can boosting immune responses by maintaining adequate nutritional balance reduce viral insults?


Department of Pathology, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania; McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Mohammed S Razzaque
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2000 West Grandview Boulevard, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AIHB.AIHB_75_20

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The impact of nutrition on immunity is an intense area of research. Malnutrition is linked to a higher risk of microbial infections, while severe infections usually lead to a nutritional imbalance in affected patients. The nutritional status has an impact on the severity of the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 infection. Studies conducted on small number of patients have shown the benefits of maintaining optimal Vitamin (B12 and D) and mineral (zinc and magnesium) balance in reducing the intensity of COVID-19. Although consuming a balanced diet with a healthy lifestyle is always desirable, the importance of such practice is even more meaningful during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping an optimal balance of vitamins and minerals through healthy dietary habits helps to maintain a robust immune system that is essential to combat invading microbial pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2.


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