Title

COVID-19 and Obesity: A Pandemic Wrapped in an Epidemic

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Publication Date

2021-02-16

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Infectious Disease | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Virus Diseases

Abstract

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.

Keywords

COVID-19, obesity

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/1559827621995393

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

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