Scientists from Laval University in Canada found in wine the antioxidant, can reduce the severity of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that often accompanies the disease caused by the coronavirus, a new type. About it write “news”.

ARDS is a respiratory failure caused by the widespread inflammatory process in the lungs. It causes shortness of breath, rapid breathing, bluish color of the skin. However, as discovered by canadian researchers, to reduce the severity of this syndrome is capable of great content in the body of a special enzyme ACE2. Its concentration in the body increases the antioxidant resveratrol contained in red and white wine.

As explained by a leading researcher of the laboratory of molecular biology, Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov novel Zinovkin, the increase in the concentration of ACE2, on the one hand, may increase the risk of penetration of the coronavirus in a cell. On the other, when the enzyme not working, this leads to an increase in the number of peptide AngII, which can help to boost the inflammatory response. For example, it constricts blood vessels. “Therefore, in my opinion, the lack of ACE2 and AngII excess negatively affects the COVID-19”, — concluded the expert.

in Addition, resveratrol can inhibit cells of the immune system, and given that acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by excessive activity of the immune system, it is possible that resveratrol has a positive influence in the development of this complication.

Resveratrol is found in red and white wine, peanuts, pistachios, cocoa, raspberries, rind, blueberries, cranberries and grapes.

Earlier it was reported that the Federal medical-biological Agency (FMBA) has zupanciceva Russian drug “Beitragen”, which is able to prevent or mitigate the complications of coronavirus infection. Common name source of the drug “dalargin”. In FMBA explained that before it was used to treat stomach ulcers, acute pancreatitis and pancreatic necrosis.