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.
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.
The intra- and inter-relationships of Covid-19, inflammation, nutrition, the Mediterranean Diet and thrombosis.
Platelet aggregation as caused by covid-19 related inflammation and the protective role of diet against thrombosis and covid-19.
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.