Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Greater #COVID19 Severity #Coronavirus

BMI over 30

From Diabetes Care:

Health care professionals caring for COVID-19 patients should be cognizant of the increased likelihood of severe COVID-19 in obese patients. In particular, the presence of obesity increases the risk of severe illness approximately threefold with a consequent longer hospital stay.

Source: Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Greater COVID-19 Severity | Diabetes Care

Not sure if you’re obese? Check your BMI.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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One response to “Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Greater #COVID19 Severity #Coronavirus

  1. Ivan

    Obeset people are often unhealthy.

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