Being overweight and COVID-19: what's the link?

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May 13, 2020

Being overweight and COVID-19: what's the link?

What correlation is there between overweight well-being and severe forms of COVID-19 infection?

Obese people are more often affected by chronic inflammation caused by the secretion of those same inflammatory markers associated with COVID-19 infection. This evidence was studied by Dr. Marcello Chieppa and Prof. Hellas Cena of the University of Pavia, whose study was recently published by the scientific journal Frontiers in Immunology.

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