A study from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, confirmed that a healthy diet, combined with vaccination, can help reduce the burden of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19.
The document, published in the British journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health, indicated that high intakes of pulses, bread and grains, among others, led to a reduction in the overall severity of the disease.
Research participants described immune systems against pathogens as safe, effective, and the first line of defense; However, they find that attention to the protective effect associated with diet is largely lacking.
Food handling is well known to the scientific community, so we weren’t surprised that eating certain groups is beneficial for outpatients with Covid-19, said lead author Elihud Salazar-Robles.
The confirmed results provide information that should also be taken into account by contacts close to the positive cases and can be promoted for further exploration, added another of the script’s performers, Claudia Lerma.
The project, led by the Centro Universitario de la Costa, Department of Medical Sciences of the Higher University House, evaluated 236 people suspected of Covid-19, of whom 103 were infected.
The questionnaire designed made it possible to collect data on the dietary intakes of adults during the three months preceding the Covid-19 tests.
The subject of analysis is relatively small; This is just the start and shows how important the impact of diet as a mitigating factor is and should be carefully explored, said Dr Lirna.
(with information from Prensa Latina)