CDC extends the Kovid Risk Warning to include overweight people

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The link between extra pounds and severe Kovid-19 became stronger as the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated that people who are overweight, not just obese, may be at higher risk of serious illness from infection.

Warning posted on The agency’s website Tuesday, about two-thirds of Americans facing high risk.

Approximately 40% of US adults are obese, which is tied to poor outcomes of CDC infection At the end of June, and about 32% are overweight Agency. The CDC has stated that obese people are more likely to fall ill and hospitalize with Kovid-19, and the risk of death due to infection increases.

Doctors determine whether people are obese or overweight with the calculation of height and weight for the purpose of assessing body fat called the body mass index. Overweight people have a body mass index of 25 to 30. Obesity is defined as a body mass index of 30 or more.
For example, a man who is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 200 pounds would be considered overweight. Add in 25 pounds, and will be considered obese.

President Donald Trump, who said last week that he was diagnosed with Kovid-19, measures about 30.5.

Trump hospitalized with drugs including anti-inflammatory dexamethasone Antiviral Remediesvir of Gilead Sciences Inc., and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has an experimental antibody cocktail. His physician recently stated that the president was rebound and symptom-free.

Metabolic changes tied to excess weight impair the immune system’s ability to fight the disease, which likely plays a role in coronovirus outcomes, said Barry Popkin, a nutrition professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He said that physiological factors that sometimes accompany obesity, such as decreased lung capacity and sleep apnea, may also be important.

One august A review of 75 studies co-authored by Popkin with Kovid-19 and BMI data found a strong correlation between those who were overweight and obese and the risk of hospitalization and the need for ICU treatment. The paper also raised the question of whether vaccines in development for coronovirus might be like a flu pill, less effective in those populations.


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