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How a Vegan Diet Protects Against COVID-19 | Dr. Andrew Chan

Vegan Diet and COVID-19

The food you eat affects your risk of not just becoming infected with COVID-19, but how sick you may become if you are.

A study examining the diets of more than 600,000 people and COVID-19 is examined when Dr. Andrew Chan joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll on The Exam Room Podcast.

Topics Discussed

  • Immune response of someone eating standard diet vs. plant-based diet
  • Why vegans appear less likely to become infected
  • Why a plant-based diet could reduce severity of infection
  • Inflammatory responses to food and fighting infection
  • Best foods for strongest immune response

Dr. Chan is co-author of the peer-reviewed study and is a professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He will be speaking at the 2022 International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine.

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