Journal of Food, Nutrition and Population Health Open Access

  • ISSN: 2577-0586
  • Journal h-index: 9
  • Journal CiteScore: 1.41
  • Journal Impact Factor: 1.21
  • Average acceptance to publication time (5-7 days)
  • Average article processing time (30-45 days) Less than 5 volumes 30 days
    8 - 9 volumes 40 days
    10 and more volumes 45 days



Hansika Bainsla

Our Health Care Systems are broken; there is an emergence to focus on nutrition worldwide, this research discusses and analyses the importance of nutrition in our health care systems. Poor nutrition is the main cause of chronic diseases. Health Systems are struggling to cope up. If we had focused on nutrition the mortality rates due to COVID-19 would’ve been different. Our Health care systems should focus on Nutrition to counter such pandemics in future. COVID-19 highlighted the necessity to eliminate chronic diseases such Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases as they put individuals at maximum risk Michael Pollan has stated in his new book The Sickness in Our Food Supply -” The problems the novel coronavirus has revealed are not limited to the way we produce and distribute food. They also show up on our plates, since the diet on offer at the end of the industrial food chain is linked to precisely the types of chronic disease that render us more vulnerable to Covid-19. The Outbreak of COVID-19 has given us a wide image of the actual condition of our healthcare systems, they are more of medications based systems or if we say in language of Dr James Dinic “Sick care Systems”. According to WHO people who are at highest risk due to Covid-19 are People above 60 years of age, People with underlying medical conditions including (Predominantly diet related diseases such as Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension and Cardiovascular diseases) People with Chronic Diseases such as Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension and Cardiovascular diseases have altered immune responses and can lead to severe illness if infected with Covid-19 Various studies are performed on severity of COVID- 19 due to underlying medical conditions Like in one study potential implications for novel coronavirus infections in people with diabetes type -2 was shown how Glucose metabolism plays a key role in the cytokine storm seen in influenza, and how Many of the people dying in the Covid-19 pandemic appear to be harmed more by their own immune system than by the virus itself. The infection can trigger a cytokine storm—a surge in cell-signalling proteins that prompt inflammation—that hits the lungs, attacking tissues and potentially resulting in organ failure and death. Another study was conducted on the severity of Covid-19 infection due to obesity as it can affect the ability of white blood cells to multiply, produce antibodies and prevent inflammation..