NEWS RELEASE July 2020
Healthy Lifestyle Along with Coronavirus Technology and Pharmaceutical Solutions will Vanquish COVID-19
With a combination of Technology and Pharmaceutical Solutions COVID can be vanquished and near normal life quickly restored. McIlvaine has programs in both these areas but realizes there is a third weapon which is of equal importance - a healthy lifestyle. The recent wave of infections has resulted in younger people being hospitalized. Their recovery to full health will be affected by their health at the time of admission. Dr. Amy Anderson is a nutritional epidemiologist who focuses on how diet and other lifestyle behaviors can influence health. Amy has prepared the following diagram to show the interaction of a healthy lifestyle with the technology and pharmaceutical solutions.
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A healthy diet, exercise, and other healthy lifestyle behaviors could lower the risk of severe COVID-19 in part through their anti-inflammatory effects. For example, a healthy diet and overall lifestyle can help prevent or reduce excess abdominal visceral fat, which is a strong predictor of chronic, low-level inflammation (as measured by inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 (IL-6)). Underlying chronic inflammation could exacerbate the inflammatory effects of SARS-CoV-2 viral infection and lead to more severe COVID-19. It thus appears optimal to try to reduce underlying inflammation through a healthy diet and overall lifestyle.
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DNA Inherited From Neanderthals May Increase Risk of Covid-19. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/04/health/coronavirus-neanderthals.html
Complications from COVID-19 may depend on von Willebrand factor in the blood. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-07-complications-covid-von-willebrand-factor.html
The McIlvaine Company provides Coronavirus Technology Solutions and Coronavirus Pharmaceutical Solutions. Information on these programs is found at www.mcilvainecompany.com