Even Mild Obesity Raises Odds for Severe COVID-19 Complications


It might be time to focus on your health goals. The latest report from Newsweek claims that even the “mildly obese” are at a higher risk for developing severe COVID-19 complications. Here is some more startling information:

The World Obesity Federation has called for the government to intervene after gathering evidence to prove a link between obesity and the severity of COVID-19. A second global entity, the World Health Organization, now lists obesity as a risk factor for getting seriously ill with COVID-19. Thirdly, a report out of the UK suggests that two thirds of those with severe COVID-19 were overweight or obese.

An Italian report suggests that 99% of the deaths occurred in patients with pre-existing conditions that are commonly seen in obese people: hypertension, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. While this is very upsetting that is not all…

Newsweek just declared that even being mildy obese puts a person at a higher risk of developing severe complications COVID-19 and death. A study with over 4,000 patients in New York City found obesity may be one of the main risk factors of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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Cited Sources

https://eje.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/eje/aop/eje-20-0541/eje-20-0541.xml

https://www.newsweek.com/even-mild-obesity-linked-severe-covid-19-death-study-1518189

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-07-23/even-mild-obesity-raises-odds-for-severe-covid