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COVID-19 Pandemic: Can Boosting Immune Responses by Maintaining Adequate Nutritional Balance Reduce Viral Insults?

Version 1 : Received: 25 August 2020 / Approved: 27 August 2020 / Online: 27 August 2020 (10:35:19 CEST)

How to cite: Razzaque, M.S. COVID-19 Pandemic: Can Boosting Immune Responses by Maintaining Adequate Nutritional Balance Reduce Viral Insults?. Preprints 2020, 2020080611 Razzaque, M.S. COVID-19 Pandemic: Can Boosting Immune Responses by Maintaining Adequate Nutritional Balance Reduce Viral Insults?. Preprints 2020, 2020080611

Abstract

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 numbers 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.

Subject Areas

Vitamin B12; Vitamin D; Zinc; Magnesium; COVID-19

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