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Iran J War Public Health 2020, 12(4): 249-258 Back to browse issues page
COVID-19: the Potential Role of Nutritional Deficiencies, Global Climatic Changes, and Immune System Dysfunction
S. Abdolahi1, A. Gorji *2
1- Shefa Neuroscience Research Center, Khatam Alanbia Hospital, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , gorjial@uni-muenster.de
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Aims: Climate change may weaken the human immune system. Nutrient deficiency also reduces the ability to fight infections, which is a major cause of immune system deficiencies. Climate change influences food security and, in turn, enhances the prevalence of malnutrition globally. The purpose of the present study was to accumulate evidence indicating the role of climate changes, food insecurity, and weakened immune systems in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information & Methods: This review study was conducted using the keywords
Covid-19, pandemics, epidemics, climate change, micronutrients, the immune
system, and a search for domestic and international databases.
Findings: Significant associations were found between the unpredictable occurrence of new zoonotic pathogens and reduced immunity, micronutrient malnutrition, and global climate crisis.
Conclusion: Lack of integrative health care strategies may play a major role in viral epidemics. The evidence indicates that climate change and food shortage can debilitate the immune system and increase the risk of new epidemics.
Keywords: Virus Diseases, Covid-19, Food Supplies, Global Warming, Immune System Disorder
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Article Type: Systematic Review/Meta Analysis | Subject: Veterans or Handicapped Health
Received: 2020/09/2 | Accepted: 2020/11/28 | Published: 2020/11/28
* Corresponding Author Address: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran Postal Code: 9177948564
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Abdolahi S, Gorji A. COVID-19: the Potential Role of Nutritional Deficiencies, Global Climatic Changes, and Immune System Dysfunction. Iran J War Public Health. 2020; 12 (4) :249-258
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