In the study led by Professor Barry Popkin of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, it was observed that obesity increased the risk of death from Covid-19 by 48%.
Popkin pointed out that the rate of obese people receiving Covid-19 treatment in the hospital increased by 113% and the rate of being admitted to intensive care increased by 74%. said.
The study pointed out that obesity can cause metabolic changes such as insulin resistance and inflammation that make it difficult for the body to fight infections.
Popkin added that they are worried that the Covid-19 vaccine will benefit obese people less, in line with the information obtained from SARS and flu vaccines.