Probiotics in Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19: Current Perspective and Future Prospects

Kurian, Shilia Jacob and Miraj, Sonal Sekhar and Reddy, Shrikar B and Rodrigues, Gabriel Sunil and Manu, Mohan K and Saravu, Kavitha and Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay and Rao, Mahadev (2021) Probiotics in Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19: Current Perspective and Future Prospects. Archives of Medical Research, 52. pp. 582-594. ISSN 0188-4409

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Saving lives and flattening the curve are the foremost priorities during the ongoing pandemic spread of SARS-CoV-2. Developing cutting-edge technology and collating available evidence would support frontline health teams. Nutritional adequacy improves general health and immunity to prevent and assuage infections. This review aims to outline the potential role of probiotics in fighting the COVID-19 by covering recent evidence on the association between microbiota, probiotics, and COVID-19, the role of probiotics as an immune-modulator and antiviral agent. The high basic reproduction number (R0) of SARS-CoV-2, absence of conclusive remedies, and the pleiotropic effect of probiotics in fighting influenza and other coronaviruses together favour probiotics supplements. However, further support from preclinical and clinical studies and reviews outlining the role of probiotics in COVID-19 are critical. Results are awaited from many ongoing clinical trials investigating the benefits of probiotics in COVID-19

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coronavirus; COVID-19; Immunity; Microbiota; Probiotics; SARS-CoV-2
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2021 08:37
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 08:37

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