HealthDay Information – Weight problems is a strong, impartial threat issue for poor outcomes in COVID-19 sufferers. That is in response to a research revealed July 1st in the US European Journal of Endocrinology.
Matteo Rottoli, MD, of the College of Bologna in Italy, and colleagues evaluated whether or not physique mass index (BMI) was a threat issue for respiratory failure, ICU admission, and demise in 482 consecutive COVID-19 sufferers admitted to hospital from March 1 to April 20, 2020.
The researchers discovered that 21.6 % of the sufferers had a BMI ≥ 30 kg / m². A BMI between 30 and 34.9 kg / m² considerably elevated the chance of respiratory failure (odds ratio, 2.32) and admission to the intensive care unit (odds ratio, 4.96). There was additionally a considerably greater threat of demise in sufferers with a BMI ≥ 35 kg / m² (odds ratio, 12.1).
“Our research has proven that each degree of weight problems is linked to extreme COVID-19 illness and suggests that folks with delicate weight problems must also be recognized as at-risk populations,” Rottoli mentioned in an announcement.
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