In the editorial, the editors discuss the connection between COVID-19 and obesity and point out how people are at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19 by virtue of the increased risk of the chronic diseases that obesity drives.
In addition, they note that obesity can also make it more difficult to treat respiratory complications in an intensive care unit setting.
Older age and co-morbid disease have been reported as risk factors for death while the present European experience seems to indicate more and more severe cases among younger age groups.
While China does not have the high incidence of obesity as that in the US when obesity is defined by BMI, China has been experiencing an epidemic of type 2 diabetes, with prevalence rates similar to the US.
Obesity is associated with the leading causes of death worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Weight-loss surgery can be a great option for those struggling with morbid obesity and experience obesity-related complications. Weight-loss surgery, including both gastric sleeve and lap band operations, achieves weight loss in patients by altering the […]
If you are planning to have the gastric sleeve procedure it is important to be aware of the necessary lifestyle modifications and adjustments that you are required to make following surgery. Knowing what to expect after the procedure can help you to optimize your recovery and weight loss. This article will provide an inside look […]
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