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Obesity: 113% Increased Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalization


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:

Heart Disease

Type-2 Diabetes

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Liver Disease


Key Point

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.

Study

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