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Healthy Gut Bacteria Can Reduce Severity of COVID-19, UAE Researchers Say

December 26, 2021

The study shows that certain types of anti-inflammatory bacteria and fatty acids in the intestines strengthen the body’s immune response


Scientists in the UAE have found that some bacteria in the gut may reduce the severity of Covid-19 in infected people.


The study carried out by scientists at the University of Sharjah, Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, and other institutions, said the make-up of the gut microbiome may influence the severity of the disease and the body’s immune response.


The work is among the latest of many studies of the relationship between the gut microbiome and Covid-19, some of which have analysed how diet influences a person’s ability to fend off the coronavirus.


The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, looked at 86 infected people and another 57 without the disease.


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