Associations between body-mass index and COVID-19 severity

Today with the talk of new variants of COVID-19 already in the United States  —  it is a wake up call to get ourselves in optimal health.

In April, British researchers published an article in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a peer-reviewed journal. The researchers examined the medical records of 6.9 million people in England to look at the link between obesity and severe outcomes from COVID-19, including hospitalization and death.

“Our findings from this large population-based cohort emphasise that excess weight is associated with substantially increased risks of severe COVID-19 outcomes, and one of the most important modifiable risk factors identified to date.”

This suggest that for people under 60 years old, weight loss would be a great way to reduce the risk of COVID-19. We can help you get started right now.

Do you know your Body-Mass Index (BMI)?

Here is a BMI Calculator for starters. BMI Categories:

  • Underweight = <18.5
  • Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
  • Overweight = 25–29.9
  • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

If your BMI is not where you would like it to be – we can help. Walk-in, No appointment needed for a wellness exam!


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