July 28, 2020 · 8:00 AM
From Diabetes Care:
Health care professionals caring for COVID-19 sufferers must be cognizant of the elevated chance of extreme COVID-19 in overweight sufferers. In explicit, the presence of weight problems will increase the chance of extreme sickness roughly threefold with a consequent longer hospital keep.
Source: Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Greater COVID-19 Severity | Diabetes Care
Not certain in the event you’re overweight? Check your BMI.
Steve Parker, M.D.