Immune System Response in COVID-19 Infection and the Impact of Carbohydtares on Immune System Response


  • Ozkaya İsmail Kırklareli University, Health School, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kırklareli, Turkey
  • Donat Hatice Seren Kırklareli University, Health School, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kırklareli, Turkey


COVID-19, pandemic, immune system, carbohydrates


The immune system, which has various general functions in the body, is also in close interaction with some physiological processes and body systems. The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is known to have a more severe course in individuals whose immune system does not work rapidly and who has a weak immune response, has created a pandemic effect all over the world. Diet affects the composition of gut microbiota which has important effects on immunity and inflamatory responses. Fermentation of carbohydrates that reach the colon without being digested, short-chain fatty acids are play an important role in metabolism with their anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, immunomodulatory and cell proliferation effects. Considering the role of the immune system in COVID-19, selection of carbonhydrates from complex and high dietary fiber intake may benefit the treatment strategy in these patients by providing immunomodulatory function.


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İsmail, O. ., & Seren, D. H. . (2021). Immune System Response in COVID-19 Infection and the Impact of Carbohydtares on Immune System Response. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 57(1), 193–200. Retrieved from