Obesity Linked to Severe Coronavirus Disease, Especially for Younger Patients

Obesity may be one of the most important predictors of severe coronavirus illness, new studies say. It’s an alarming finding for the United States, which has one of the highest obesity rates in the world.Some 42 percent of American adults — nearly 80 million people — live with obesity. That is a prevalence rate far exceeding those of other countries hit hard by the coronavirus, like China and Italy.

Publisher: NY Times | Author: Roni Caryn Rabin

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2020-04-16 (Modified: 2021-05-12)

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