Advances in Human Biology

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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?


Mohammed S Razzaque 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Razzaque MS. COVID-19 pandemic: Can boosting immune responses by maintaining adequate nutritional balance reduce viral insults?.Adv Hum Biol 2020;10:99-102


How to cite this URL:
Razzaque MS. COVID-19 pandemic: Can boosting immune responses by maintaining adequate nutritional balance reduce viral insults?. Adv Hum Biol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Feb 27 ];10:99-102
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