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Study finds 30.8% of hospitalised COVID patients are obese – Open Access Government

An international study examined hospitalised COVID patients across 11 countries – finding that obese patients are 73% more likely to need invasive support



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The team worked across 11 countries, analysing whether weight was definitely a reason why some patients needed more severe COVID treatment than others. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and The University of Queensland found that overweight or obese patients have a more risky COVID outcome – with a higher likelihood of oxygen and invasive ventilation, than individuals with a healthy weight.
While obesity has been noted as a risk factor for worse COVID outcomes in the UK, this is one…

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