According to a study by researchers at Northwestern University, drinking a cup of coffee a day may reduce the chances of contracting COVID-19. It says that one or more cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 by up to 10%.

Compared to people who don’t drink coffee, people who take a daily dose of the caffeine drink are less likely to get a serious infection with COVID-19. He says: “Coffee consumption correlates favorably with inflammatory biomarkers such as CRP, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor I (TNF-I), which are also associated to the severity and mortality of Covid-19. “

The Northwestern University study adds: “Coffee consumption has also been associated with a lower risk of pneumonia in the elderly. Overall, an immunoprotective effect of coffee against Covid-19 is plausible and merits investigation. further.”

The study evaluated data from 40,000 adults from UK Biobank. The study analyzed the correlation between eating routine and COVID-19 infection.

The study also suggests that eating more vegetables and less processed meat also works favorably in reducing the risk of contracting COVID-19.

The research said: “Our results support the hypothesis that nutritional factors may influence distinct aspects of the immune system, hence susceptibility to COVID-19. Encourage adherence to certain nutritional behaviors (eg, increasing consumption vegetables and reduce the consumption of processed meat) may be an additional tool to existing COVID-19 protection guidelines to limit the spread of this virus. ”

Although the results require independent confirmation, the study authors pitched the idea of ​​specific eating behavior as an additional factor that needs to be added to current tools to counter COVID-19.