A review on obesity as a risk factor for mortality in COVID-19 disease

Keywords: Coronavirus infections, Obesity, Mortality

Abstract

This review presents evidence available up to June 2020 dealing with the effects from obesity as a possible factor increasing mortality in patients diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. Quality for most of the studies was good according to the Newcastle Ottawa scale (7/9 or higher). Studies reported follow-up periods between February 6th up to May 17th, 2020. In patients with COVID-19, obesity was a risk factor for mortality. Obese persons should be treated as a highrisk population, and preventive measures against transmission of the aforementioned infection must be intensified, and specialized assistance must be given to confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Published
2020-10-07
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Tenorio-Mucha J, Hurtado-Roca Y. A review on obesity as a risk factor for mortality in COVID-19 disease. Acta Med Peru [Internet]. 2020Oct.7 [cited 2020Nov.23];37(3). Available from: https://amp.cmp.org.pe/index.php/AMP/article/view/1197
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REVIEW ARTICLE