Covid-19 Hits Obese People Study Finds

A HEALTH study carried out by the Lille hospital center confirms a link between obesity and the severe form of Covid-19.

Better not to be overweight in the face of coronavirus. A study  on co-morbidities, carried out by teams from the Lille University Hospital and published on April 9 in the journal Obesity, shows that patients suffering from obesity are seven times more likely to be placed on ventilation than patients with normal weight.

In Lille, almost half (47.6%) of the patients admitted to intensive care were obese, 28.2% being in the severe obesity stage. And 85.7% of these were put on ventilation, according to the Lille study.

However, the three regions most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic are also those most affected by this other epidemic of obesity , considered a disease by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“This could explain why the Covid-19 epidemic is evolving so quickly in the United States where obesity affects 42% of the population,” notes the collective Health Environment Network (RES), which denounces the inertia of the public authorities on the subject.

“In 2018, a vote by the UN general assembly called for a halt to the progression of obesity and diabetes by 2030. S.

 

 

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A HEALTH study carried out by the Lille hospital center confirms a link between obesity and the severe form of Covid-19.

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