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A health Diet Can Reduce the Risk and Severity of Covid-19

A Healthy Diet Can Reduce the Risk and Severity of COVID-19
Data from 592,571 participants showed that a healthy diet can reduce the risk and severity of COVID-19. Participants who ate a plant-rich diet, such as plenty of fruits and vegetables, had a 9% lower risk of developing COVID-19 and a 41% reduced risk of developing severe complications compared to those with unhealthy diets.

來自592,571 名參與者的數據顯示,健康的飲食可以降低新冠肺炎的罹患風險以及嚴重程度。相較於飲食不健康的參與者,攝取富含植物性食物飲食(例如:大量的水果和蔬菜)的參與者罹患新冠肺炎的風險降低了9%,發生嚴重併發症的風險也降低了41%。

What are the new findings?
A dietary pattern characterised by healthy plant-based foods was associated with lower risk and severity of COVID-19. We found evidence of a synergistic association of poor diet and increased socioeconomic deprivation with COVID-19 risk that was higher than the sum of the risk associated with each factor alone. The beneficial association of diet with COVID-19 risk seems particularly relevant among individuals living in areas of higher socioeconomic deprivation.

January 2022

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