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Obesity significantly increases the risk of hospitalization and fatal outcome in patients infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. To such conclusion the Ministry of health of great Britain, against the backdrop of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged citizens to lose weight, reports The Independent.
“To lose weight — one of the ways to protect themselves from threats COVID-19 and, in fact, improve overall health,” stressed Johnson in conversation with journalists. He said that he is on track to a healthy weight. For that Prime eating less and a lot of sports.
Experts of the state Agency for Public Health England concluded that people with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9, that is, having excess weight, are more likely to experience complications or be hospitalized. Those whose BMI is 30 to 35, a new type of coronavirus threatens death with a probability increased by 40 percent.
Patients with a BMI above 40 have twice the risk of dying for COVID-19. Even though they make up only 2.9 per cent of the entire UK population, they occupy about eight percent of intensive care. Doctors urged to lose weight everyone who body mass index any higher than 25, and all the rest — be careful not to gain fat mass.
A day earlier it became known that Johnson is planning to take direct action against obesity residents of the UK, namely, to restrict the sale and advertising of junk food.
To other factors of mortality due to coronaviruses previously related diabetes, severe asthma and other respiratory diseases, chronic diseases of the heart, liver, neurological and autoimmune diseases.
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