Four Recent Studies from Frontiers in Medicine on COVID-19

The following is a collection of recent research from the Frontiers in Medicine on COVID-19. Studies include medical plants and plant metabolites against the virus, famitodine for post COVID-19 neuropsychiatric symptoms and the latest research on long haulers and encephalomyelitis/shronic fatigue syndrome. Plants Metabolites: Possibility of Natural Therapeutics Against theRead …

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Mankai Combined with Modified Mediterranean Diet Shows Promise for NAFLD

A green Mediterranean (MED) diet, that includes the green superfood Mankai, walnuts and no-red meat, reduced intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in half, according to a long-term clinical intervention trial, published in Gut, led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchersRead …

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High-Oleic Fatty Acid Foods May Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

High-Oleic Fatty Acid

The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of oleic fatty acids in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The finding suggests that dietary changeRead …

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CDC Launches COVID-19 Survivors’ Study on Long-Term Effects

COVID-19 Survivors Study

While much has been learned about COVID-19 in the year since it was first detected, its long-term effects on the health of COVID-19 survivors may take years to understand. Rush University Medical Center and partners across the country have launched a nationwide study of patients who have been infected withRead …

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Genetically Weakened Skin Barrier Increases Risk of Skin Cancer and Diseases

Genetically weakened skin

The ability of the skin to protect from chemical exposure is something we inherit. Some people are less well-protected which could imply an increased risk of being afflicted by skin disease or cancer. A study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, shows how the rate ofRead …

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DISCOVERY: Nature Med Study Connects Gut Microbes with Biomarkers of Disease

DISCOVERY: Nature Med Gut Study Connects Microbes with Biomarkers of Disease

A large-scale international study using metagenomics and blood chemical profiling discovered a panel of 15 gut microbes that are closely associated with lower risks of common conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Some of the identified gut microbes are so novel that they have not yet been named.Read …

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Leaky Gut and Gut Dysfunction Likely Connected to Severe COVID-19

leaky gut and COVID-19

People infected with COVID-19 experience a wide range of symptoms and severity, including high fevers and respiratory problems. However, new research shows that when the virus attacks the gastrointestinal tract, it may increase the severity of the viral infection. The research review, published in mBio, suggests that gut dysfunction andRead …

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Tissue Stiffness Contributes to Immune Responses & Chronic Aging Diseases

A new study shows that tissue stiffness causes tension in cells, which likely drives immune responses in many chronic diseases. The findings suggest the cellular tension likely sets off an inflammatory loop that contributes to the development of chronic diseases of aging. Research from the Buck Institute, the University HealthRead …

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