The research has been highlighted in a study conducted by New York University, with their results finding those of a BMI between 30 and 34 were more likely to be admitted to intensive care, compared to those who are under 30.
Findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases stated although people under the age of 60 are deemed as a lower risk group, obesity can counteract this.
“Unfortunately, obesity in people [under 60] is a newly identified epidemiologic risk factor, which may contribute to increased morbidity rates experienced in the US.”
In the UK, the current total number of deaths from coronavirus stands at 28,734, with Britain now having the highest mortality rate in Europe.
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