COVID-19 less likely among those following plant-based, vegetarian diets

Individuals who follow a plant-based or vegetarian diet are less likely to contract COVID-19 compared with those who follow an omnivorous diet, according to results published in BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health.
“Our results suggest that a plant-based diet and mainly vegetarian diet may be considered for protection against infection with COVID-19,” Júlio César Acosta-Navarro, MD, PhD, Hospital das Clínicas FMUSP, University of São Paulo, and colleagues wrote.
In an observational study, Acosta-Navarro and colleagues assessed the dietary patterns of

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