Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with COVID-19

Young adults with underlying conditions such as morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension are at the highest risk of being placed on a ventilator or dying from COVID-19, according to a study of 3,000 hospitalized patients ...

Overweight & Obesity

New, remote weight-loss method helped slash pounds

Losing weight during the COVID-19 pandemic has increasing urgency because obesity increases the risk of severe disease and death. Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Medical research

Obesity promotes virulence of influenza

Obesity promotes the virulence of the influenza virus, according to a study conducted in mice published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The finding could explain, in part, why the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Teens with obesity and PCOS have more 'unhealthy' bacteria

Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more "unhealthy" gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal ...

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