Obesity

The hypothesis and paradox of obesity being associated with higher survival rates in severe bacterial infections was confirmed in this prospective, population-based observational study.

Increased bodyweight is the second greatest predictor of hospitalisation and a high risk of death for people suffering from COVID-19. Only old age rates as a higher risk factor.

It’s certainly very likely that these two crises, the childhood obesity epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic, are intersecting in many ways

Opgroeien in een groene omgeving beter is voor de cognitieve functie van kinderen. Daarnaast hebben kinderen die minder buiten spelen een hoger risico op overgewicht, obesitas en ADHD.

Current evidence was clear! Being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk of serious illness or death from Covid-19, as well as from many other life-threatening diseases.

Being obese makes severe complications from infections more likely, including acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS (one of the most serious symptoms of COVID-19), thanks in part to higher oxygen demands from a larger body.

People who are obese also fare worse if they get Sars, flu or pneumonia. The highest risk is with the highest BMI, but it is a sliding scale. Even those who are overweight, with a BMI of 25, are running health risks.

Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Leading causes of preventable,premature death.


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