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Obesity boosts risks in COVID-19 from diagnosis to death

Key clinical point: Patients with obesity are more likely to die from COVID-19.

Major finding: The odds of death from COVID-19 are 48% higher in patients with obesity.

Study details: Analysis of 35 studies of links between obesity and mortality in COVID-19.

Disclosures: The review was funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Carolina Population Center, World Bank, and Saudi Health Council. The review authors report no relevant disclosures.

Citation:

Popkin BM et al. Obes Rev. 2020 Aug 26. doi: 10.1111/obr.13128.