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Obesity is associated with an increased risk for intubation or death among hospitalized adults with COVID-19

Obesity Ups Risk for Intubation, Death With COVID-19 in Adults <65

Risk highest for those with class 3 obesity; link mainly seen in adults younger than 65 years of age
Having increased body weight or abdominal obesity is associated with increased incidence of dementia

Increased Body Weight, Obesity Linked to Dementia Incidence

Central obesity linked to increased dementia incidence compared with noncentral obese women
Obese patients are reporting physical and mental health challenges during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders

Stay-at-Home Orders Challenging Obese Patients

Survey respondents report difficulty in achieving weight loss goals, deteriorating mental health
Obesity is the most common comorbidity among children and adolescents with COVID-19 and is associated with disease severity

Obesity Linked to Greater Severity of Pediatric COVID-19

Obesity is significantly associated with mechanical ventilation in children aged 2 years and older
The U.S. childhood obesity rate may increase by 2.4 percent if school closures continue into December as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 May Drive Increase in Childhood Obesity Rates

Lack of physical activity associated with extended school closings could increase rates by 2.4 percent
Obesity in adolescence significantly increases the risk for incidence of type 2 diabetes in early adulthood in both sexes

Weight in Adolescence Tied to Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Higher risk for type 2 diabetes during young adult years tied to body mass index during adolescence
Patients with COVID-19 with a body mass index >30 kg/m² have increased odds of developing pulmonary embolism

Odds of Pulmonary Embolism Up for Obese COVID-19 Patients

Odds of developing PE lower for COVID-19 patients taking statin therapy prior to admission
Obesity is associated with a significantly increased risk for progression to severe COVID-19

Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Progression to Severe COVID-19

Authors urge close monitoring, prompt treatment for obese patients with COVID-19
Large thigh circumference is associated with a lower risk for hypertension in overweight and obese individuals

Thigh Circumference Tied to Hypertension Risk

Larger thighs tied to lower risk for hypertension in overweight, obese Chinese population
The presence of obesity

Teen Obesity, T2DM, HTN May Lead to Early Vascular Aging

Obesity, type 2 diabetes, elevated SBP accelerate progression of risk factors for vascular aging