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Abstract Title:

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

Abstract Source:

Arch Med Res. 2021 Mar 19. Epub 2021 Mar 19. PMID: 33785208

Abstract Author(s):

Shilia Jacob Kurian, Mazhuvancherry Kesavan Unnikrishnan, Sonal Sekhar Miraj, Debasis Bagchi, Mithu Banerjee, B Shrikar Reddy, Gabriel Sunil Rodrigues, Mohan K Manu, Kavitha Saravu, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Mahadev Rao

Article Affiliation:

Shilia Jacob Kurian


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.

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