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Nutritional Impact of COVID-19 and Its Implications on Atherosclerosis

1Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Science, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA

2Department of Geography, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA

3Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA

4El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, El Paso, Texas, USA

5College of Nursing, Chamberlain University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

6Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

7Department of Communication, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA


World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2020, Vol. 8 No. 1, 16-21
DOI: 10.12691/jnh-8-1-4
Copyright © 2020 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
I.C. Esobi, M. K. Lasode, C. I Anyanwu, E. Degbe, M.O Flores Barriguete, M. A. Okorie, D. O. Lasode, S. Okegbe. Nutritional Impact of COVID-19 and Its Implications on Atherosclerosis. World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2020; 8(1):16-21. doi: 10.12691/jnh-8-1-4.

Correspondence to: I.C.  Esobi, Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Science, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA. Email: iesobi@g.clemson.edu

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected people from every part of the world, with the elderly and minority groups being at a higher risk owing to the high prevalence of underlying health conditions such as atherosclerosis among these groups. This study discusses numerous implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on people consuming more unhealthy foods due to restricted access to stores and stores closing early. A lot of people currently live a sedentary lifestyle because of the strenuous quarantine measures. COVID-19 impacts the nutritional status of people leaving them at risk of atherosclerosis and worsens the health condition of individuals suffering from it. Also, the use of COVID-19 medications has been observed to have side effects in patients with atherosclerosis. Thus, we review the nutritional impact of COVID-19 and its implications on atherosclerosis at length and make recommendations for reducing future implications. This study would serve as a foundation for further research on COVID-19 and its implications on atherosclerosis as only a limited number of studies have addressed it.

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