COVID-19 and Obesity: A Pandemic Wrapped in an Epidemic
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Virus Diseases
While most physicians understand the significant links between obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome, many health care professionals do not recognize that obesity also predisposes individuals to multiple complications from COVID-19. Thus, during this terrible pandemic of COVID-19, the twin epidemic of obesity has exacerbated both the degree and severity of illness and resulted in substantial increases in mortality.
DOI of Published Version
Rippe J, Foreyt JP. COVID-19 and Obesity: A Pandemic Wrapped in an Epidemic. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. February 2021. doi:10.1177/1559827621995393
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Rippe JM, Foreyt JP. (2021). COVID-19 and Obesity: A Pandemic Wrapped in an Epidemic. COVID-19 Publications by UMMS Authors. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827621995393. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/covid19/211