Another reason for the more severe course of COVID-19 was assessed in Russia
Coronavirus will pass in a more severe form if the person's nutrition is inadequate. This was stated by Sergei Netesov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Virology of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of NSU. According to the Russian scientist, a lack of vitamins leads to malfunctions in the body.
Coronavirus will pass in a more severe form if the person's nutrition is inadequate. This was stated by Sergei Netesov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Virology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of NSU, reports URA.RU.
So Netesov assessed the study of British doctors, who said that vitamin D deficiency can cause a more severe course of COVID-19.
According to the Russian scientist, the lack of essential amino acids, zinc, magnesium, potassium, vitamins, as well as DNA and RNA lead to malfunctions in the body, which in turn complicates the course of various diseases. The lack of essential substances in food leads to the fact that the body is less able to cope with infections, and its cells are destroyed due to the defeat of the virus.
The work of British scientists also says that vitamin D can protect the body from infection. The authors of the study, the doctor, clarified that a full year study cycle is needed for a full study, but the pandemic began less than 365 days ago. It notes that the replicating coronavirus can deplete the ACE2 protein, causing a "cytokine storm". “This is what kills people,” he said.
It was previously reported that people with COVID-19 need to limit their intake of salty foods. As explained by the Russian therapist Philip Kuzmenko, maintaining the correct water-salt balance is a mandatory part of treatment for patients with coronavirus. You also need to limit your intake of alcohol, because it contributes to dehydration.