Covid 19 and Obesity: Corona is a serious threat to those who are obese? What do the studies say?

Many people across the world have faced serious problems due to the corona epidemic. Many people have lost their lives and many others have been affected by chronic health problems. However, among those who have been obese for a while,  Medical experts have been saying that the severity of Corona is high. Many researches have also revealed the same thing. Covid-19 infection in obese people They said that it will be more. Moreover, they explained that people suffering from obesity often have to stay in the hospital for a long time. They said that it will take a long time to completely destroy the virus in them. Experts say the risk is even higher in obese women compared to men. Especially after the study on the symptoms and causes of covid, it has been found that women with more body fat have a higher risk of contracting covid. However, it has recently been revealed that post-Covid symptoms remain unclear in  obese people.

MRC Unit for Life‌ Dr. Anika Knuppel of Long Health and Aging, University College London disclosed this. "First, in pandemic research, we found that people with diabetes and obesity are more likely to get seriously ill with COVID-19. Many people living with type 2 diabetes are obese. However, people with diabetes may be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 compared to those with obesity" said Dr. Knuppel.

In previous research, people with diabetes and obesity were thought to be more likely to get seriously ill and die if infected with COVID-19. However, the role of prolonged post-COVID-19 symptoms among them remains unclear. A more in-depth study of the same topic continued. Nine factors including average blood sugar level, medication-dependent diabetes, and body mass index (BMI) were examined. As part of this research, opinions were collected from more than 30 thousand people. The collection of these details continued from May 2020 to September 2021. Of these, 5,806 reported having ever had COVID-19. 584 people reported having chronic covid.   

An analysis of data from 31,252 participants in nine studies found that higher BMI was associated with higher risk of Covid-19 infection. People who are overweight have been found to have a 10% to 16% higher threat intensity than people of a healthy weight. However, post-Covid symptoms cannot be said to be chronic. However, Knuppel said more research is ongoing in overweight and obese people. The researchers said the study did not demonstrate an increased risk of  Covid-19 infection among those with a high BMI.

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