In those with obesity, will losing weight cut COVID-19 severity?
November 17, 2020
“To think excess weight may also be detrimental to acute effects of a novel virus running amok in the world has focused minds on obesity in a manner not seen before.”
Obesity boosts risks in COVID-19 from diagnosis to death
September 1, 2020
Excess pounds are linked to excess infection, hospitalization, ICU admission, and mortality.
Severe obesity ups risk for death in younger men with COVID-19
August 18, 2020
These findings show that “obesity is an important independent risk factor for serious COVID-19 disease,” said Dr. David A. Kass.
Even mild obesity raises severe COVID-19 risks
July 21, 2020
People with BMI of 30 kg/m2 or higher are at increased risk for severe illness, while BMI of 35 or greater dramatically increases the risk for death.
COVID-associated pancreatitis may disproportionately affect young, overweight men
June 24, 2020
The endocrine pancreas may be “particularly vulnerable to this infection” and may result in prolonged hospital stays from poor diabetic control.
10% with diabetes hospitalized for COVID-19 die within a week
June 1, 2020
“Even in diabetes, each increase in BMI is associated with an increase in the risk of intubation and/or death in the 7 days following admission for COVID-19.”
Sarcopenic obesity: The wasting within
May 26, 2020
Sarcopenic obesity is a form of deconditioning that occurs naturally with age.
COVID-19 triggers new bariatric/metabolic surgery guidance
May 15, 2020
Once pandemic restrictions are lifted, comorbidities should factor into which eligible patients should be the first to receive bariatric surgery.
Obesity can shift severe COVID-19 to younger age groups
May 12, 2020
“This could turn into kind of a viral replication depot. You may well be brewing more virus as a component of obesity.”
Obesity link to severe COVID-19, especially in patients aged under 60
April 17, 2020
Data suggest obesity is twice as likely to result in hospitalization for COVID-19 and can significantly increase the likelihood of a patient ending up in intensive care.