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Scientists discover why obesity increases risk from COVID-19 – SBS

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began doctors have recorded how overweight and obese patients seem to be at greater risk. And the danger is different for different…



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The researchers behind a new report from the University of Oxford say their study is more comprehensive because it includes data about people who were not admitted to the hospital.
 Lead author Dr Carmen Piernas, an epidemiologist at the University, says they studied 6.9 million British patients whose weight was recorded between January and April 2020.
“We knew from previous evidence that obesity was playing a role for COVID severity so well with this study, with this study, we wanted to have a…

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