Friday, 29 October 2021

new paper from our group: The Role of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet in Conjunction to COVID-19

From right to left: Sakshi, Harish and Victoria. At the background, Nicola Tesla reminds us that "I don't care that they stole my idea. I care that they don't have any of their own".

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This is the 100th research paper of mine and a chance to celebrate the moment with my current research team having a coffee at Scholars at UL. 

Victoria is at her 4th year of BSc in Food Science and Health in our Department and has done some great work on this paper! A paper that shows that undergraduate students have the potential to publish!

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), otherwise known as COVID-19, has challenged healthcare systems at an international level. COVID-19 suppresses the immune system by causing a systemic inflammatory response, also known as cytokine release syndrome, leaving COVID-19 patients with high levels of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines. Nutrition's function in the respiratory and immune systems has been investigated in much research, and its significance cannot be overstated, as the nutritional status of patients has been shown to be directly connected with the severity of the disease. Key dietary components such as vitamin C, D, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc have shown potential in their anti-inflammatory effects, as well as the famous Mediterranean diet. This review aims to discuss the use of anti-inflammatory dietary approaches to prevent Sars-CoV-2 or lessen COVID-19 effects.

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