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Why COVID Is So Dangerous for Heavy People

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It has been clear since the early days of the pandemic that carrying extra weight dramatically increases your risk of dying from COVID-19.

An analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that being obese doubles your chances of coronavirus death. And being morbidly obese (a body mass index of 40 or higher) quadruples the death risk.[1] [2]

Another study in the journal Obesity Reviews found that obese people with COVID-19 are 113% more likely to be hospitalized than those of lower body weight.… Read More