Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with Covid-19

Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with Covid-19
Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with Covid-19

Hello and welcome to the details of Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with Covid-19 and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Obese people are at a higher risk of Covid-19 complications, even if young. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 — Young adults with underlying conditions such as morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension are at the highest risk of being placed on a ventilator or dying from Covid-19, according to a study of 3,000 hospitalised patients aged 18 to 34.

The analysis, published today in the journal Jama Internal Medicine, focused on patients hospitalised between April and June in the United States.

It confirmed first and foremost that black and Hispanic people have been the worst affected by the pandemic: they accounted for 57 per cent of all young adults who were hospitalized and 49 percent of those who died or needed ventilation.

They represent about a third of all young people.

As has been seen in other age groups, males are at greater risk than females—representing 58 percent of hospitalized cases among young people and 65 percent of young people who died or were placed on ventilators.

People with morbid obesity—defined as having a body mass index of 40 or more—were extremely overrepresented, accounting for 41 percent who needed ventilation or died.

This was followed by high blood pressure, which accounted for 31 percent of intubated and dead patients, and diabetes, representing 27 percent of intubated and dead patients.

Young people with all three of these underlying conditions had the same risk for death or intubation as middle-aged (35-64) patients without the conditions.

The study joins multiple others indicating that obese people are at a higher risk of complications from Covid-19. 

A “meta-analysis” of multiple studies involving 399,000 patients, published in August in the journal Obesity Reviews, estimated that obese people were twice as likely to be hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus, compared to people who are not obese. — AFP

These were the details of the news Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with Covid-19 for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Governor of the Bank of Israel: “Relatively we are in a...
NEXT Borat 2: Former New York Mayor in an unworthy act