American Heart Association
People with obesity – regardless of age – are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and have higher risks for complications and death, according to new research. … More than 42% of U.S. adults have obesity, according to the CDC. It was already known that obesity can worsen the outcomes from COVID-19, increasing the risk of hospitalizations and death. But for the new study, researchers sought out more concrete data on the intersection of obesity and COVID-19, especially among younger adults.