Low carbohydrate diet protects against COVID-19 complications and mortality?

July 15, 2020  17:58

A low carbohydrate diet can potentially improve metabolism, protecting against the dangerous complications and mortality of COVID-19, said Australian scientific journalist Maryanne Demasi in her article for BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

As an argument, Demasi cites data that people with obesity and cardiovascular disease are at risk for developing COVID-19 complications. A low-carb diet can help reduce weight and control blood sugar.

However, this method of preventing COVID-19 complications caused great doubts among specialists.

According to the director of Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, Caroline Apovian, any healthy diet can support the immune system, but not one of them has proved effective in the fight against the new coronavirus.

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