Are you at a higher risk? Several new studies are suggesting that obesity may be a significant predictor of severe COVID-19 illness. These findings are both alarming and important because the United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 40% of American adults, about 80 million people, are struggling with obesity. Obesity effects both the young and old, meaning even younger adults are at high risk of contracting the virus and succumbing to its negative effects. Several hypotheses exist that attempt to explain how obesity worsens the COVID-19 disease. Most notably, according to health experts, obesity is a well-known contributor to overall inflammation in the body that impacts immune health. Cytokines are pro-inflammatory proteins that may lead to a ‘cytokine storm,’ even among younger COVID-19 patients, this is a major contributor to sepsis and subsequently death.
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