Study finds link between coronavirus mortality risk and obesity
The researchers found “high mortality rates only in countries where overweight prevalence exceeds around 50% of the adult population.”
“Globally, at the end of 2020, COVID-19 mortality rates were more than ten times higher in countries where overweight prevalence exceeds 50% of adults (weighted average 66.8 deaths per 100,000 adults) compared with countries where overweight prevalence is below 50% of adults (weighted average of 4.5 deaths per 100,000 adults),” the World Obesity Foundation wrote.
The researchers claimed that a country’s wealth, reporting capacity, elderly population, and other factors could not explain the link between COVID-19 and obesity.
The United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, …continued .
[Source: Fox News]