Obesity a Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19 Infection: Multiple Potential Mechanisms

28 avril 2020

Source : AHA

Auteur : Naveed Sattar and al.


ABSTRACT

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to worldwide research efforts to identify people at greatest risk of developing critical illness and dying. Initial data pointed towards older individuals being particularly vulnerable, as well as those with diabetes or cardiovascular (including hypertension), respiratory or kidney disease. These problems are often concentrated in certain racial groups (e.g. African Americans and Asians) which also appear to be more prone to worse COVID-19 outcomes.


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