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17 February, 2021 Health News

Natural Compound in Some Nuts and Dried Fruits May Assist in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19

Natural Compound in Some Nuts and Dried Fruits May Assist in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19


In a recent study published in the journal Molecules, researchers discussed the therapeutic potential of resveratrol in COVID-19 cases.


Coagulation disorders and inflammation are both common effects of a COVID-19 infection and these markers play a large role in determining the outcome and severity of the infection.

Researchers have found that resveratrol, a natural compound found in many foods such as peanuts, cranberries, grapes, and pistachios, may assist in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Resveratrol naturally has anti-thrombotic and anti-inflammatory properties, therefore giving reason to believe it could lower COVID-19 associated mortality, which can be increased by thrombosis and inflammation.

In conclusion, the researchers believe that resveratrol appears to be an attractive pharmacotherapeutic agent in the fight against COVID-19. The authors do also mention some of the limitations of the compound, like poor bioavailability and rapid metabolism.
 
Giordo, R., Zinellu, A., Eid, A. H., & Pintus, G. (2021). Therapeutic Potential of Resveratrol in COVID-19-Associated Hemostatic Disorders. Molecules, 26(4), 856.
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