AJ Life Sci. 2021, 4 (1): 20-27

Dietary intake to help prevent Covid-19 implications: The devil is in the detail

Sana Noreen 1, Abdul Rehman2,Rabia Kanwal 1 ,Saba Saleem 1 ,Ayesha Sadiqa 3 ,Mudassir Khan 4

1 University institute of diet and nutritional science, Faculty of Allied health sciences, The university of Lahore, Lahore Pakistan.
2 Department of Medicine, Services Hospital, Lahore Department of Medicine, Pakistan
3 Department of Medicine, Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
4 4Department of Healthcare Biotechnology, Atta-Ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.


One of the most frequent antecedents of mortality in world is coronavirus that proceeds multitude metabolic disorders and is consequence of damaged lungs that is ultimately caused by contagious infection and virus called coronavirus. It effects people of every age mostly dominating in child, aged, people who have already poor immune system and lungs related disorders. It has tremendous effects on body affecting physical, emotional, cognitive and intellectual abilities as well. It leads to various clinical moderate to severe complications including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonia, coughing up blood, persistent chest pain, fever, SOB (shortness of breath), coughing up sputum, chills, sore throat, respiratory sputum production (phlegm), loss of sense and smell, headache, muscle aches, rashes and diarrhea etc. One of the most imprudent factors examined in these patients is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as well which refers to respiratory failure, a mechanism in which body is unable to respond normally sequentially results by high level of widespread inflammation in lungs. Penurious immune system which contributes to higher rate of mortality worldwide present strong association with COVID-19. Metabolic disturbances contribute to the development and progression of respiratory distress, as well as they have serious consequences in next stages of life that can have harmful effects on health. In this review we will discuss the pathophysiology as well as the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, the morbidities related to this disease and the treatment required controlling this disorder.

Keywords: Covid-19, Diet, Health Benefits.




May 19, 2021

Received Revised

June 26, 2021


July 09, 2021

Available Online

September 11, 2021

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Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences , ISSN (online): 2663-1040, Published by Abasyn University