Probiotics and Long Covid - NED Infobite
Coronavirus disease-19 (Covid-19) usually lasts for 7-10 days but in a proportion of individuals, long- term symptoms may develop such as fatigue, which can last for at least 12 weeks. Disruptions to the immune system and parts of the cell which produce energy have been observed in these individuals. This NED Infobite highlights research on the use of probiotics in reducing duration and severity of long-Covid symptoms
Diversity and Inclusion - NED Infobite
This NED Infobite takes a look at some aspects of health and nutrition through the diversity and inclusion lens. It includes studies on nutrition and lifestyle interventions in under-served communities, health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic in ethnic minority and migrant populations, as well as a look at the socio-demographic risk factors related to Type 2 diabetes.
Health Anxiety - NED Infobite
Health anxiety exists on a spectrum from absent health awareness to pathological health anxiety or hypochondria. Unhelpful practices, such as excessive online information searching (cyberchondria) or doctor visits can amplify or sustain such anxieties. This BANT Infobite highlights some of the latest research on health anxiety, looking particularly at the context of stay-at-home orders with Covid-19.
Long COVID and Nutrition - NED Infobite
Emerging evidence and patient testimony suggests that a proportion of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 will experience on-going and long term symptoms, well after the acute infection is over. Long COVID has been defined as symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection which persist for 12 weeks or longer. Individuals may be affected with extreme fatigue, brain-fog, shortness of breath, chest pain, joint pain, depression and anxiety, tinnitus and more. Given the newness of this condition, there is limited research data, however some interesting reviews are being conducted on the role of nutrition, dietary antioxidants, immune rejuvenation and mitochondrial function.