Overweight, Obese Patients Among Highest Number of Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients

Researchers are finding a new trend in who’s being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19. They say people who are overweight or obese make up a high a number of those patients. They’re some of the sickest COVID-19 patients Dr. Diego Maldonado sees at Cleveland Clinic. Around 40 percent of them are obese, which is a very high number. Even those younger than 65 who are obese are coming into hospitals needing intensive care. They are at higher risk of intubation, mechanical ventilation and death.

2 Responses to "Overweight, Obese Patients Among Highest Number of Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients"

  1. Julie   September 1, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I know most of us to work on achieving our ideal weight. And that impacts all areas of our health. But 40% of the sickest COVID patients are obese? Over 40% of Americans are obese. Not sure there’s any correlation there.

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  2. Nathalie   September 2, 2020 at 10:04 am

    This is really not a new finding! and it would really be interesting if anyone could audit the files of all people whose death has been attributed to Covid since the early days.
    Similar findings were already published after the MERS epidemy!

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