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COVID-19 and Obesity: A Pandemic Wrapped in an Epidemic

Authors
  • Rippe, James M.
  • Foreyt, John P.
Publication Date
Feb 16, 2021
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Abstract

While most physicians understand the significant links between obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome, many health care professionals do not recognize that obesity also predisposes individuals to multiple complications from COVID-19. Thus, during this terrible pandemic of COVID-19, the twin epidemic of obesity has exacerbated both the degree and severity of illness and resulted in substantial increases in mortality.

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