Friday, February 19, 2021

Obesity and COVID-19

I read that obesity is one of the key factors that increases one’s risk for COVID-19 severity. How could that be for heaven’s sake? “Big is beautiful!”

Big may be beautiful. If it is associated with being ‘big’ due to ‘obesity’, however, it is also dangerous. Obesity is said to be one of the key factors in the development of Type 2 diabetes. Much of obesity—although not all—is related to lifestyle choices. Obesity has been linked with at least 50 health-related conditions. A study in Sweden found that adult obesity in women can lead to brain tissue loss or brain atrophy that can cause brain dysfunction and dementia. There are many references outlining how obesity contributes to decreased health. World Health Organization, for example. Obesity may soon be referred to as a world-wide pandemic.

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