Micronutrients and Infection with COVID-19: A Critical Mini-Review

Yaghtin, Zahra and Webb, Richard and Khayyatzadeh, Sayyed (2021) Micronutrients and Infection with COVID-19: A Critical Mini-Review. Critical Comments in Biomedicine, 2 (1). ISSN 2717-0403

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Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has been the cause of a global pandemic. Given the impact of nutritional status upon immune function, it is crucial to understand the relationship between micronutrient intake and severity of the disease. This mini-review aimed to summarize the known associations between specific micronutrients (vitamin A, D, E, C and zinc, selenium and magnesium) and the health of coronavirus-infected patients. Low serum levels of these micronutrients are associated with the incidence and severity of SARS-CoV-2. However, further studies are needed to evaluate the outcomes of supplementation with these nutrients.

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Additional Information and Comments: The Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences is the copyright owner of the published material. Articles are published under the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Richard Webb
Date Deposited: 25 May 2021 10:54
Last Modified: 25 May 2021 10:54
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3286

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