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5/29/2020, Self, Weight and COVID-19: What Does the Research Actually Tell Us?, by Sarah Jacoby

“This association between having a high BMI and being at a greater risk for hospitalization and severe COVID-19 symptoms does seem to be consistent, Dr. Horwitz says, meaning that multiple studies have shown that people with higher BMIs—particularly those over 40—are more likely to be hospitalized and have severe coronavirus symptoms. But that doesn’t mean we know what’s driving it—or that fatness itself has anything to do with it, Lindo Bacon, Ph.D., author of Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, tells SELF. For one thing, patients could have comorbid health conditions that are difficult to separate out in the data…” Click here to read more.