A plant-based diet can offer protection against COVID-19, according to an infectious disease specialist.
COVID-19 - also known as the coronavirus - is widely understood to have originated from a wet market in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019. Since then it has spread globally, killing more than 133,000 people at the time of writing.
Infectious disease expert
Now plant-based doctor, Dr. Michael Greger, who has a background in infectious disease, has spoken exclusively to Plant Based News about the pandemic, and how a plant-based diet can play a preventative role.
An internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues, Dr. Greger is the author of Bird Flu: A Virus Of Our Own Hatching, which looks at infectious diseases and human's role in them - as well as how we can protect ourselves.
Plant-based diet and coronavirus
"A plant-based diet offers protection against COVID-19 because we have so much lower rates of the pre-existing conditions that increase your risk," he told PBN.
"Hypertension, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes. These are the diseases that are dramatically lower among those who eat a healthy, whole food, plant-based diet."
Dr. Greger will be speaking at a free online health conference later this month.
The Annual Food Revolution Summit, which runs from April 25 - May 3, brings together a host of top health experts who will discuss diet and health issues.
According to the founders, attendees will 'get the most up-to-date research and information about food, nutrition, disease prevention, immune health, and environmental stewardship'.
You can find out more about the FREE summit, and sign up for your place, here