According to a study published on Thursday in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, obesity is associated with an increased risk of worsening COVID-19 results, including more frequent ICU admissions. The first major study reported on the effect of weight on the risk of worsening COVID-19 results across the body mass index (BMI) range.
The study is based on a survey of more than 6.9 million people in England, including data from more than 20,000 COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized or died during the country’s first wave of pandemics. Researchers found that people with a BMI greater than 23 kilograms per square meter (kg/m2) have an increased risk of worsening COVID-19 results, which are considered healthy, and the risk of hospitalization begins to increase.
The unit and risk of increasing BMI are 5% higher. The intake of each elevation ward in the intensive care unit is 10% higher. According to this study, the impact of obesity on the risk of severe COVID-19 is greatest among young people between the ages of 20 and 39, and decreases after the age of 60. Researchers say that the increased BMI has little or no impact on the risk of severe COVID-19 in people over 80.
However, the overall incidence of severe COVID-19 is between 20 and 39 years of age. According to the age group of the researcher. Piernas said: “People under the age of 40 have a higher rate of obesity, and weight has little or no effect on the likelihood of severe COVID-19 after the age of 80.”The researchers said these results indicate that the vaccination policy should give priority to obese people, especially considering that the vaccine is being promoted to younger people.
Previous studies have reported that obesity after SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with more serious consequences. However, this is the first study to study the impact of being overweight on COVID-19 results across the entire BMI range. The researchers found some limitations in their research.
The analysis of the impact of BMI may be limited to the smallest sample population whose BMI has been measured recently. However, when the researchers excluded BMI measurements that were more than one year old at the beginning of the study period, the results did not change.