113% increased risk of hospitalization, 48% increased risk of death, and 78% increased risk of intensive care unit admittance.
Obesity-related causes kill over 500,000 Americans every year.
How Obesity and COVID-19 Relate
Underlying risk factors for COVID-19 match the following obesity effects:
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Liver Disease
Obesity-related effects lead to death and leave the body weak against COVID-19.
Inflammation and insulin resistance, associated with obesity, alter the metabolism. These changes leave the body weak against infectious diseases.