COVID-19- Correlation with Indian Diet and Gut Microbiome
Millions of individuals have been affected by the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic globally. While definitive treatment options for the disease are yet to be established and the magnanimous task of making the vaccine available to the population still in progress; repurposing of existing drugs along with various other non-pharmacological measures, coupled with lockdown have been employed to combat the infection. India remains one of the most affected nations with COVID-19 and yet has reported the most promising clinical recovery outcomes.
Considering that the dietary habits and lifestyle of Indians are different from western countries, and the fact that the role of gut microbiota has been implicated to have an interaction with immunity and COVID-19 infections, this co-relation certainly deserves a brief account. (1)
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