What is the relationship between the taste of cabbage and the risk of infection with the emerging corona virus “Covid-19”? Can corona lead to diabetes? And how many mutations can the corona virus mutate into in one patient’s body? The answers are in this comprehensive report.
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We start in the United States, where researchers have found that those with a greater ability to sense bitter flavor are less likely to test positive for the coronavirus and to develop a severe case of COVID-19.
In general, those who sense bitter flavor are less able to tolerate bitter foods, because they feel it more. For example, they may be offended by the taste of cabbage, broccoli, celery, and kale.
The study was conducted by Henry Parham specialist nose in Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Louisiana, and published in JAMA Network Open magazine ( , JAMA the Network the free Open ), and carried by sites such as “National Geographic” ( the National Geographic ‘s ) magazine “Sante Magazine” French ( Beckta Dining & Wine Magazine Magazine ).
The researcher analyzed nearly two thousand patients, and found that individuals who are hypersensitive to some bitter compounds are more likely to test positive for corona.
This class is known as “supertasters”, and they are individuals who are hypersensitive to certain bitter compounds.
This is a preliminary study, but if this association is true, it means – for example – that those who find cabbage very bitter, for example, and do not like it, are less likely to risk severe Covid-19 infection.
A person is most sensitive to bitter flavors when they have up to 4 times more taste buds on their tongue.
Bitter compounds in some foods and drinks are recognized by type II taste receptors, which are made by a family of genes called T2R, including the T2R38 gene.
The differences in the structure of the protein “T2R38” encoded by the gene, are related to the person’s ability to tolerate bitter compounds – as a result of not feeling or simply feeling them – such as “phenylthiocarbamide” and “propylthiouracil” which are abundant in many of vegetables, including broccoli and cabbage.
According to National Geographic writer Bill Sullivan , the ability to quickly identify those most at risk of contracting coronavirus could be a valuable tool at a time when society is emerging from quarantine. Parham’s findings suggest that a taste test could provide a safe, fast, and inexpensive way to classify people into groups at risk of contracting COVID-19.
However, these are preliminary results and do not mean that you do not like cabbage or bitter things, that you are immune to corona. Danielle Reed, associate director of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, cautioned against over-interpreting the results.
In sum, no one is immune to Corona, adhere to the guidelines for social separation and personal hygiene, and receive the anti-Corona vaccination according to the directives of the health authorities in your country.
How many mutations can the Corona virus mutate into in one patient’s body?
We move to South Africa, where researchers found that a woman with AIDS had contracted corona and her positive test results continued to be positive 216 days after the onset of her illness. The Corona virus has mutated inside her body 32 times, including 13 mutations in the “spike” protein that the virus uses to enter and injury to cells.
The study was published on the med Rxiv website , among research that has not yet been reviewed by other researchers, and has not been accepted for publication in a medical journal, according to the British newspaper, Daily Mail .
The study is the first evidence to suggest that people with HIV can mutate in their bodies multiple times.
Researchers from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, said the findings provide the first real evidence that patients with untreated HIV can have a weakened immune system, allowing the coronavirus to take root and turn into deadly variants that can spread to others.
It is too early to say whether or not a woman is a unique case, but if she is not, it could mean that patients with uncontrolled HIV could spread potentially fatal variants.
Dr. Tullio Diolavera lead author of the study and geneticist at the University of KwaZulu – Natal, told the Los Angeles Times ( of Los Angeles of Times ), that these patients can become factory variables for the whole world.
He added that expanding HIV testing and treatment will reduce HIV deaths, reduce AIDS transmission, and also reduce the chance of generating new COVID-19 variants that can cause further waves of infection.
Does corona cause diabetes?
We conclude with a study that found that the Corona virus can infect insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, reducing their ability to secrete it and sometimes causing their death.
According to the study authors, damaging these insulin-producing cells, known as beta cells, can worsen symptoms of diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes, in which the pancreas actually produces little or no insulin.
The study was conducted by researchers including Peter Jackson , a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine at Stanford University, and published in the journal “torrent Metabolism” ( Cell Metabolism ), and the transfer site Deutsche Welle (Deutsche Welle) and “Life Science” ( Live Tags Science ).
Jackson said the new study shows that pancreatic cells can be infected, in the lab, but this has not been shown conclusively in humans. To reach a solid conclusion, scientists will need to examine more pancreatic samples from patients who have died from COVID-19.
Jackson and his colleagues conducted experiments on pancreatic tissue from organ donors, 9 of whom died from acute infection with Covid-19, and 18 of them died of other causes and tested negative for the virus. In the first group, they found that the Corona virus directly infected the beta cells of some individuals, and in several experiments on test dishes, they found that the virus could infect, damage and kill beta cells taken from other donors who died from causes other than Covid-19.
With this new evidence, the question of whether corona directly infects beta cells in vivo remains unresolved, said Dr. Alvin Powers, director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center in Nashville, who was not involved in the study.