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Obese People Are Twice As Likely To Die From Covid  



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Obese People Are Twice As Likely To Die From Covid | Zero Hedge



Just in case Americans – the most obese nation in the world – needed another reason to lose some weight, here it is.


In what is emerging as a perfidious Catch 22, at a time when the US population is rapidly gaining weight due to mandatory work from home regulation (hence the Covid 19 pounds) as described here and here, while a surge in domestic alcohol consumption is only making the matters worse…


.. Public Health England has published a paper titled “Excess Weight and COVID-19  Insights from new evidence“, indicating that the risks of hospitalization, intensive care treatment and death increase progressively with increasing body mass index (BMI) above the healthy weight range even after adjustment for potential confounding factors, including demographic and socioeconomic factors. In other words, the fatter one is, the higher the risk that person may die from covid.


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