How the Microbiome Could Play a Role in Covid-19

As Markham Heid reports for Elemental, some researchers are arguing that evidence suggests people who have altered gut microbiota may have a higher risk of severe Covid-19. “We know that people with comorbid chronic conditions like hypertension and Type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for severe [Covid-19] disease, and we also know that pro-inflammatory microbes are more common in [the guts of] people with these conditions,” says one such researcher, Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD, a microbiome expert and co-director of UCLA’s Digestive Diseases Research Center. Read the full story below.

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