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Nearly half of all states have an adult obesity prevalence of 35% or higher, new CDC data show.
BMI may not be the best way to assess health risks linked to excess weight.
Getting enough sleep provides improves your mood, helps maintain a healthy weight and may boost your immune system.
NIH study finds high BMI and obesity raise infection risk, but asthma does not.
Two new studies come to different conclusions about the risk for severe illness and death.
Excess weight, which is often linked to metabolic abnormalities, can contribute to a wide variety of health problems.
Questions remain about whether people with HIV are more at risk for severe COVID-19, as evidence to date is mixed.
People with both obesity and liver steatosis were at greater risk for hospitalization with COVID-19.
Nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. could be attributed to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure.
Cancer, heart disease and diabetes are just some underlying medical conditions associated with an increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
New guidelines recommend focusing on healthy foods but don’t restrict added sugars or alcohol as much as some experts had hoped.
Twelve states have an adult obesity prevalence of 35% or more.
The prevalence of abnormal liver tests in people hospitalized with COVID-19 is higher than previously found.
Age, underlying medical conditions, race/ethnicity and economic status all play a role in determining the risk for severe illness.
“Will we have a COVID vaccine next year tailored to the obese? No way."
This finding comes from data on COVID-19 cases diagnosed in people with chronic liver disease and reported to international registries.
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