Nutrition and Post-COVID Syndrome: A Recent Review Walaa MR El-Meidany 1* , Mostafa I. Waly 2 , Peter AM Ntenda 3

1 Nutrition Department, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt. 2 Food Science and Nutrition Department, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. 3 Malaria Alert Center, Kamuzu university of Health sciences, Malawi.

*Email Address of Correspondence: w.elmaidany@alexu.edu.eg

ABSTRACT

With the outbreak of COVID-19, several international initiatives actively concentrated on stopping the COVID-19 virus's spread and avoiding further transmission. Later the health professionals noticed a change in the overall health status of COVID-19 survivors. Moreover, many findings have identified the presence of a condition known as the post-COVID-19 syndrome, which is characterized mainly by chronic fatigue, malnutrition, sarcopenia, shortness of breath, dysphagia, appetite loss, and taste and smell alterations. Thus, focusing on the role of nutritional evaluation and management of those patients is very essential and will indeed, promotes recovery and provide a better prognosis. That is why this review aimed to collect the latest available data about the key role of nutrients and their supplementation in post-COVID-19
syndrome.

Keywords: Chronic Fatigue, Nutrition, Post Covid-19 syndrome

Citation: Walaa MR El-Meidany, Mostafa I. Waly, Peter AM Ntenda. Nutrition and Post-
COVID Syndrome: A Recent Review. Canadian Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2023; 11 (1): 112-
120.

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.14206/canad.j.clin.nutr.2023.01.09

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