An article in the Russian newspaper Kommersant on August 7 showed that wine, peanuts, pistachios and dark-skinned berries may help fight neoconjunctivitis.
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After carefully analyzing the effects of resveratrol, an antioxidant contained in the above-mentioned foods, on lung tissue and an enzyme called ACE2 in the digestive system, scientists have come to this conclusion. This idea has only been verified by animal studies so far, but experts believe that resveratrol does promote an increase in the amount of ACE2 and the resulting resistance to the new coronavirus.
New coronavirus penetrates into cells through ACE2, a protein essential for the body"s vital activity, which is found in lung tissue, heart, curfew and brain. According to the conclusion of endocrinologists from Tongren Hospital in Beijing, China, neo-coronavirus can disrupt the activity of ACE2 in various organs.
Several studies in mice have shown that large amounts of ACE2 may reduce the discomfort of acute respiratory distress syndrome that often accompanies neocoronary pneumonia.
On the one hand, an increase in the amount of ACE2 leads to a higher possibility of virus penetration into cells, explains Romanzinovkin, a senior researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Moscow State University. On the other hand, if this enzyme ceases to work, it will lead to an increase in the amount of Ang II peptide, a substance that exacerbates the inflammatory response. ang II causes vasoconstriction and damages the endothelium. Therefore, I believe that ACE2 deficiency and Ang II excess have a detrimental effect on the course of neocoronary pneumonia.
Scholars at Laval University in Canada believe that a higher intake of resveratrol may increase the amount of ACE2. Resveratrol is a natural compound that acts as an antioxidant in the human organism. The substance is found in a variety of plants and improves their ability to cope with extreme conditions, diseases and parasites, including excessive ultraviolet radiation and dramatic climate change. Scientists have studied the effects of this substance in the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic, tumor prevention, life extension and many other effects.
Experts generally agree that resveratrol can reduce the discomfort of diseases caused by the new coronavirus. According to Philip Kopelov, professor of the Department of Functional and Ultrasound Diagnostics and Cardiology at the Moscow State Medical University in Sechenov, Russia, animal studies have shown that resveratrol can increase the number of ACE2 houses. However, the studies conducted on animals do not in any way mean that it has the same effect on people. The research is still in the early stages.
The potential anti-new-crown effect of resveratrol is also evident in its effect on immunity, as this anti-gasifier has a suppressive effect on the cells of the immune system. Considering that acute respiratory distress syndrome is caused by an overactive immune system, it is entirely possible that resveratrol could play a positive role in the presence of this complication. Moreover, resveratrol has an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces the number of cytokines. Cytokines can trigger a cytokine storm, which often leads to death in patients with neocoronary pneumonia.
It is impossible to say exactly how much resveratrol-rich food needs to be consumed to affect the body's ability to fight the NIV. However, it is now clear that red and white wine, peanuts, pistachios, cocoa, raspberries, grape skins, European lingonberries and cranberries contain this substance. In any case, it is beneficial to consume fruits every day.