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Fat Chance? Obese COVID-19 Patients At Greatly Increased Risk Of Hospitalization

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Fat Chance? Obese COVID-19 Patients At Greatly Increased Risk Of Hospitalization

Fat Chance? Obese COVID-19 Patients At Greatly Increased Risk Of Hospitalization

Severely obese adults are more than three times as likely to be hospitalized with severe COVID-19 than those who maintain a healthy weight.

UPI reports a new study shows the risk for hospitalization following infection with the new coronavirus increases by more than 338% for severely obese adults.

It increases by 70% for mildly obese adults, and nearly 39% for those who are overweight.

Participants were classified based on their body-mass index, or BMI.


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