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CDC study: Half of people hospitalized for COVID were obese
« on: March 09, 2021, 11:17:35 AM »
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  • CDC study: Half of people hospitalized for COVID were obese
    Published: March 9, 2021
     


     
     



    Source: the hill

    Obesity is a key factor in the severity of a COVID-19 diagnosis, according to a new study published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    CDC found that of the 148,494 adults across 238 hospitals who were diagnosed with COVID-19, nearly 51 percent were obese, and nearly 28 percent were overweight.
    Overweight is defined as having a body mass index of 25 or more, while obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more.
    Just over 42 percent of the U.S. population was considered obese in 2018, according to the CDC's most recent data.
    Being overweight and/or obese were risk factors for invasive mechanical ventilation, and obesity was a risk factor for hospitalization and death, particularly among adults under the age of 65, the CDC said.
    The CDC study found the risk for hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths were lowest among individuals with a BMI under 25. As BMIs increased, the risk of severe illness “sharply increased," particularly among people 65 and older, the agency said.
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    Re: CDC study: Half of people hospitalized for CÖVÌD were obese
    « Reply #1 on: March 09, 2021, 03:31:48 PM »
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  • CDC study: Half of people hospitalized for CÖVÌD were obese
    Published: March 9, 2021

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    Just over 42 percent of the U.S. population was considered obese in 2018, according to the CDC's most recent data.
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    With all due respect, this article isn't saying much. Just that there is a SLIGHT added risk of COVID morbidity among the obese. 

    The article itself says: 1/2 of the COVID hospitalized were obese -- oh, and 42% of Americans are obese. 

    So if there's a correlation or added risk, it isn't much of one.

    If you selected 100 Americans at random, 42% of them would be obese!
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    Re: CDC study: Half of people hospitalized for CÖVÌD were obese
    « Reply #2 on: March 09, 2021, 05:37:02 PM »
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  • Anything from the CDC is suspect.   The number 1 health problem in the U.S. is obesity that leads to major health problems.
    Just watch the parade of obese people going in and out and inside at your local Walmart.


     

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