Tag : covid-19

covid-19, inflammation, the role of diet and our new book

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The inflammatory and thrombo-inflammatory manifestations and cascades following SARS-CoV-2 infection are directly linked to the increased severity of COVID-19 complications, especially in patients with such underlying conditions and the elderly.

Thus, the potential for specific foods and nutrients that can beneficially affect COVID-19 severity and outcomes is gathering increasing interest from the scientific community, as well as the general population and media.

the value of a balanced diet against Covid-19

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Covid-19 is coming back and the number of cases in many countries around the world are going through the roof.

Today, we need to remember that COVID-19 is related to inflammation and chronic diseases.

The virus causes acute inflammation and chronic inflammation is linked to chronic (or non-communicable) diseases (NCDs). Our group has been working actively on this link and we have published a number of papers.

Immunopathological similarities between COVID-19 and influenza

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Covid-19 and influenza viruses have some common characteristics as discussed in this paper.

Some clinical and laboratory findings are similar in both influenza and SARS-CoV-2 infections.
COVID-19 may be associated with other respiratory infectious diseases.
Vaccination against influenza at a suitable time is necessary to prevent co-infection.

Causes of death

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Some 17.5m people die each year from Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD).

Today, the number of covid-19 related deaths worldwide is 1.33m.

We need to keep these numbers in mind and design appropriate strategies to reduce mortality from CVD which is the number one killer disease in the World.