Obesity appears to be a risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease according to preliminary findings from hotspots in France where high BMI was associated with a three-fold higher risk of ICU treatment. A retrospective analysis of BMI data for 340 patients hospitalised in Lyon for COVID-19 disease found that a BMI over 30 kg/m2 was associated ...
High BMI a risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease
By Michael Woodhead
19 May 2020