When COVID-19 meets obesity

When COVID-19 meets obesity

Data suggests that there is an association between obesity and more severe COVID-19 illness, particularly in those with a BMI of 35 or greater and age under 60. By Dr. M Shafi KuchayIt has become increasingly clear that older adults (above 65 years of age) and individuals of any age who have underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19. However, data is also piling up for obesity being another considerable risk factor for serious illness with COVID-19, particularly among younger patients.Studies sayAccording to a recent study published in the jour…

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