Modifiable Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2

Integr Med (Encinitas). 2021 Oct;20(5):8-14.


As the COVID-19 pandemic has raged on, considerable research has been performed around the world evaluating the environmental, genetic, lifestyle, and nutritional factors that significantly impact the COVID-19 pandemic. Many studies have now shown that key risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infection, severity, and even death are modifiable. Patients, whether partially vaccinated, fully vaccinated, or not vaccinated, are expecting their clinicians to provide them with evidence-based guidance and to help them prioritize the factors most important for them. In this editorial we review the current state of the research on modifiable risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infection, disease severity, and death.