This paper aims to describe the likely positive effects of alpha-linolenic acid supplementation on the lung and the negative effects of it on the adipose tissue of COVID-19 patients.
This paper focuses on investigating the effects of alpha-linolenic (ALA) on the respiratory system and adipose tissue of COVID-19 patients.
ALA can help human respiratory system by improving lung damage. On the other hand, when it comes to adipose tissue, it can induce the overexpression of glucose transporter-4 gene and impair COVID-19 prognosis.
Despite the inconclusive pieces of evidence, improving the quality of patients’ diet may help mitigating their risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection. Further research studies are necessary to help finding a safe ALA recommendation focused on preventing and improving lung damage, as well as on stopping adipose cells from working as COVID-19 reservoirs.
Conflict of interest: The author declares no conflict of interest.
da Costa, C.A.S. (2021), "Likely positive effect of alpha-linolenic acid supplementation on the lung and the negative effect of it on the adipose tissue of COVID-19 patients", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 51 No. 5, pp. 878-882. https://doi.org/10.1108/NFS-07-2020-0249
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