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Body mass index and severe COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

French researchers led by first author Abdallah Al-Salameh from the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes Mellitus and Nutrition, Amiens University Hospital, Amiens,…




The COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 60 million people worldwide, with nearly 1.43 million succumbing to severe COVID-19 disease, and nearly 40 million recovered. COVID-19 disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is severe, leading to life-threatening complications in a small proportion of individuals. Several risk factors have been associated with severe COVID-19, among which obesity is one.
French researchers led by first author Abdallah Al-Salameh from…

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