Obesity Doubles Risk of Covid-19 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

Having undergone radiotherapy or stent implants doubles the probability that those infected with the virus end up in a hospital.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Those infected with Covid-19 are twice as likely to need mechanical ventilation if they are obese, and twice as likely to be hospitalized if they have had radiation therapy for cancer in the past year, according to the first broad data on the deterioration of coronavirus patients coming in to hospitals.

The Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity (SEEDO) has summarized the scientific evidence published to date and the relationship is clear: overweight or obese people infected with the coronavirus have worse survival rates and a worse development than other patients, comments Francisco Tinahones . . .

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