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COVID-19 and obesity: Doctors studying link between excess weight and severe disease

Story by By The Associated Press online at , September 8, 2020.

Early in the epidemic, doctors noticed that patients suffering from severe COVID-19 were more likely to be obese. Finally, the picture is growing sharper as to why. It increasingly looks like obesity may help explain why some people are more likely to get sick and have more serious effects. It may also explain why the U.S. and other high-obesity nations have been so hard hit in this pandemic. This article walks through what we know and don’t and why we should all be taking obesity more seriously as a key factor in the COVID-19 saga.

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