If you are a coffee lover, scientists may have good news for you. One study has shown that drinking a cup of coffee a day can reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus.
A study by researchers at Northwestern University found that people who consume one or more cups of coffee a day are nearly 10 percent less likely to contract the deadly coronavirus than those who do not consume coffee at all.
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“Coffee consumption correlates favorably with inflammatory biomarkers such as CRP, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor I (TNF-I), which are also associated with the severity and mortality of Covid-19,” the study says.
It added, “Coffee consumption has also been linked to a lower risk of pneumonia in the elderly. Taken together, an immunoprotective effect of coffee against Covid-19 is plausible and deserves further investigation. “
The result was explained after analyzing records of 40,000 British adults in the British biobank. The scientists examined the relationship between dietary factors such as daily consumption of coffee, fatty fish, processed meat, green vegetables, fresh fruit, red meat, etc. and Covid.
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It has also been observed that eating less processed meat and more vegetables could also reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19. Scientists showed that eating at least 0.67 servings of vegetables (excluding potatoes) could help reduce the risk of infection.
“Our results support the hypothesis that nutritional factors can influence various aspects of the immune system and thus susceptibility to COVID-19. Encouraging adherence to certain dietary habits (e.g. COVID-19 protection guidelines to limit the spread of this virus, ”the researchers said.
“While these results warrant independent confirmation, dietary compliance can be an additional tool to existing COVID-19 protection guidelines to limit the spread of this virus,” they added.