Obesity increases the risk of Covid-19 death by 48%
Obesity increases the risk of dying of Covid-19 by nearly 50% and may make vaccines against the disease less effective, according to a comprehensive study using global data.
The findings, which the lead researcher described as “scary”, show that the risks for people with obesity are greater than previously thought.
The study – a collaborative effort between the University of North Carolina (UNC), Saudi Health Council and the World Bank.
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