Their risk of severe COVID-19, meanwhile, was 41% lower, according to findings recently published online in the journal Gut.
Experts were quick to stress that healthy eating is no magic immune-booster that will ward off COVID-19.
“This doesn’t change anything. Get vaccinated,” said Dr. Aaron Glatt, an infectious disease specialist and spokesman for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Jordi Merino, the lead researcher on the study, agreed that no one should consider diet a replacement for vaccination or other measures, like wearing a mask.
Instead, the findings suggest that poor diet quality may be one of the social and economic contributors to COVID-19 risk.
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