New York: One cup of coffee a day reduces the risk of falling ill with COVID-19 by nearly one-tenth, according to a major study. The study, led by researchers from Northwestern University in the United States, also found that consuming more vegetables and less processed meats may reduce the risk of covid infection.
The study, published in the journal Nutrients, said, “Coffee consumption correlates favorably with inflammatory biomarkers such as CRP, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor I, which are also associated with COVID-19 severity and mortality.” are connected.” “Coffee consumption is also associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in the elderly. Together, an immune-protective effect of coffee against COVID-19 is plausible and deserves further investigation,” it said.
For the study, the team analyzed the records of 40,000 British adults in the UK Biobank. They looked at the link between dietary factors including daily intake of coffee, tea, oily fish, processed meat, red meat, fruits and vegetables and COVID.
“Our results support the hypothesis that nutritional factors may influence various aspects of the immune system, hence susceptibility to COVID-19. Encouraging adherence to certain nutritional behaviors (eg, increasing vegetable intake and processing Reducing meat intake) may be an additional tool to existing COVID-19 safety guidelines to limit the spread of this virus,” the researchers said.
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