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WHY COVID-19 IS MORE DANGEROUS IN PATIENTS WITH OBESITY, EVEN IF THEY’RE YOUNG

WHY COVID-19 IS MORE DANGEROUS IN PATIENTS WITH OBESITY, EVEN IF THEY’RE YOUNG

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The evidence is clear that obesity is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease and death. An American study from the University of North Carolina has shown that having a BMI [body mass index] over 30 - the threshold that defines obesity - increases the risk of being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 by 113%, of being admitted to intensive care by 74%, and of dying by 48%. Public Health England reported similar numbers for mortality, with the risk of death from covid-19 increasing by 90% in people with a BMI over 40.

Read more about Why COVID-19 is more dangerous in patients with obesity, even if they’re young by Bumrungrad Hospital - Thailand

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