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Obesity is a risk factor for greater COVID-19 severity

Obesity is a risk factor for greater COVID-19 severity
Obesity is a risk factor for greater COVID-19 severity
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has attracted increasing worldwide attention. Obesity commonly aggravates the severity of respiratory diseases, but it is currently not known whether obese patients are also more likely to have greater COVID-19 severity of illness. We investigated the association between obesity and COVID-19 severity of illness among patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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Gao, Feng
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Gao, Feng, Zheng, Kenneth I., Wang, Xiao-Bo, Sun, Qing-Feng, Pan, Ke-Hua, Wang, Ting-Yao, Targher, Giovanni, Byrne, Christopher, George, Jacob and Zheng, Ming-Hua (2020) Obesity is a risk factor for greater COVID-19 severity. Diabetes Care, 43 (7), e72-e74, [dc200682]. (doi:10.2337/dc20-0682).

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has attracted increasing worldwide attention. Obesity commonly aggravates the severity of respiratory diseases, but it is currently not known whether obese patients are also more likely to have greater COVID-19 severity of illness. We investigated the association between obesity and COVID-19 severity of illness among patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 April 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 14 May 2020
Published date: 1 July 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 439542
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439542
ISSN: 1935-5548
PURE UUID: 75e635f9-da39-4268-8099-0e471e3148c7
ORCID for Christopher Byrne: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6322-7753

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2020 16:30
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 06:31

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Author: Feng Gao
Author: Kenneth I. Zheng
Author: Xiao-Bo Wang
Author: Qing-Feng Sun
Author: Ke-Hua Pan
Author: Ting-Yao Wang
Author: Giovanni Targher
Author: Jacob George
Author: Ming-Hua Zheng

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