Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Cabbage against covid

Some statistics in action [1]:


"After adjusting for potential confounders, for each g/day increase in consumption of head cabbage of the country, the mortality risk for COVID-19 decreases by 13.6 %."

But wait, in case you don't like cabbage, we have some cucumber on offer: "For each g/day increase in consumption of cucumber, the mortality risk decreases by 15.7%."

Lettuce or broccoli is not that good: "Consumption of lettuce and broccoli showed the opposite pattern, i.e. a higher consumption was associated with a higher COVID-19 mortality."


  1. Susana C Fonseca, Ioar Rivas, Dora Romaguera, Marcos Quijal-Zamorano, Wienczyslawa Czarlewski, Alain Vidal, Joao A Fonseca, Joan Ballester, Josep M Anto, Xavier Basagana, Luis M Cunha, Jean Bousquet, Association between consumption of vegetables and COVID-19 mortality at a country level in Europe, preprint, https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.17.20155846v1

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