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Being fat triggers a 'troublesome' immune response to Covid-19, scientists fear as government SAGE committee investigates why obesity raises the risk of death

Being fat triggers a 'troublesome' immune response to COVID-19, scientists fear. Scientists advising Government ministers are exploring potential underlying mechanisms that could increase the risk of death for obese patients. According to data from intensive care units, people of a healthy weight make up a minority of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Almost three quarters are carrying extra weight. And NHS hospital data this week revealed obesity raises the risk of dying from coronavirus by nearly 40 per cent.  Read more.....

 

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