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Factbox: How does being fatter increase severe COVID-19 risk? – Yahoo News

Evidence emerging around the world suggests that people who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of getting more severely ill with COVID-19, the…

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By Kate Kelland
LONDON (Reuters) – Evidence emerging around the world suggests that people who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of getting more severely ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus.
Scientists are still learning about which specific mechanisms might explain this link, but they say some likely factors are:
FAT ADDS STRAIN
– Obesity leads to fat accumulation in vital organs like the heart, and leads to insulin resistance and high blood pressu…

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