Published time: 21 July 2020
Authors: Karsten Buschard
Keywords: Corona virus, Fenofibrate, Sphingolipids, Sulfatide, Serine
Fenofibrate, which is a PPAR-alfpha agonist, increases the level of sulfatide. In this letter we hypothesize on the background of various findings that this is beneficial against COVID-19. Fenofibrate has been used for decades against hypercholesterolemia and has no serious side effects. Therefore, a trial giving fenofibrate to patients with corona virus infection is recommended.
Fenofibrate increases the amount of sulfatide which seems beneficial against Covid-19