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Veggie might: plant-based diet could limit Covid-19 symptoms, study finds

Minimising severity pays off in the long term given research that shows symptoms can last six months after infection

Senior features writer

Do multiple greens a day keep severe Covid-19 symptoms at bay? A new study suggests they may be beneficial.

Eating a plant-based diet or plant and fish-based diet could reduce severe Covid-19 symptoms, according to a small, observational study, conducted mostly among male physicians, published in BMJ Nutritional Prevention & Health (https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/4/1/257) this month.

Those who reported after “plant-based diets” had a 73% lower risk of moderate to severe Covid-19, based on self-reported symptoms...

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