Wholesome Dwelling: Weight problems and COVID-19

Obesity has been listed as a risk factor for severe COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and a recent CDC study explains how severe.

The study says obesity can triple the risk of hospitalization if you contract COVID-19.

CDC study shows association between obesity and COVID-19 hospital admissions

According to the study, 78% of people who were hospitalized, needed a ventilator, or died of COVID-19 were overweight or obese.

Health experts say obesity is linked to impaired immune function and decreased lung capacity, making it difficult to ventilate.

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It also tends to cause low-grade inflammation. Fat cells secrete inflammatory chemicals that can flood the body, kill tissue and damage organs.

“If you already have a stressed heart system from obesity, it adds something that increases inflammation and adds chemicals that cause the heart to deteriorate … with COVID-19, it only made the problem worse,” says Stuart Long , CEO, InfoBionic. “While someone who is not obese doesn’t have these complications, their systems can handle them more easily.

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In the United States, an estimated 40% of American adults are obese. While many factors contribute to obesity in communities, two things can be cited as solutions.

Access to and education in good nutrition and safe physical activity.

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