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Majority of Americans who died of Covid-19 were obese or overweight, CDC finds

Majority of Americans who died of Covid-19 were obese or overweight, CDC finds

The CDC has found that nearly 78% of Americans who died or had to be hospitalized with severe Covid-19 symptoms were either obese or overweight. The CDC data on nearly 150,000 Americans showed that 46% of those who died in hospitals were obese and 27% of those who died were overweight. A recent WHO report said 90% of global Covid deaths have occurred in nations where half the population is obese.

David
David
Bryan_with_a_why
Bryan_with_a_why 1 months

Only took em a year to admit it. How shameful this scam was perpetuated. Anger is rightfully building nationwide. Never forget. Justice must be served!

John W
John W 1 months

Vitamin D is fat soluble. If you are obese vitamin D blood levels are likely low as much of finds it's way in to th body fat. No vitamin D, no immune system. Vitamin D also regulates inflammation, like people with covid experience in the lungs. At risk people should supplements and get blood tests vitamin D levels. It's takes a week or more for vitamin D supplements to raise levels. Keeping people locked inside without sun also makes things worst. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10966885/ Decreased bioavailability of vitamin D in obesity https://www.cooperinstitute.org/2019/09/24/african-americans-at-greatest-risk-of-vitamin-d-deficiency Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency An estimated 40% of American adults may be vitamin D deficient. For African-Americans, that number may be nearly double at 76% according to a new study by The Cooper Institute. Previous studies have shown that African-American adults have higher rates of vitamin D deficiency and obesity, as well as lower levels of cardiorespiratory fitness when compared with other groups. Across the board, African-American adults are generally at greater risk for a number of chronic and potentially life-shortening conditions such as hypertension, stroke, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and all-cause mortality, some of which is associated with vitamin D deficiency. Earlier studies by The Cooper Institute show a strong relationship between fitness, body weight status, and vitamin D levels in Caucasian adults. To help generalize these findings to other groups, the research team examined these relationships in a group of 468 generally healthy African-American adults (average age 47) who were participants in the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study (CCLS). All subjects underwent a maximal treadmill exercise test to measure their fitness level and placed into low, moderate or high categories based on their age and sex. Their body weight status was also measured via body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and body fat percentage. For BMI, the participants were categorized as normal weight, overweight or obese. For waist circumference and body fat, they were categorized as normal or obese. Additionally, a fasting blood sample determined vitamin D levels. https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/treatments-for-covid-19 We know, for example, that people with low vitamin D levels may be more susceptible to upper respiratory tract infections. One meta-analysis found that people who took vitamin D supplements, particularly those who had low vitamin D levels, were less likely to develop acute respiratory tract infections than those who didn't. Vitamin D may protect against COVID-19 in two ways. First, it may help boost our bodies' natural defense against viruses and bacteria. Second, it may help prevent an exaggerated inflammatory response, which has been shown to contribute to severe illness in some people with COVID-19.

Atlas Sharted
Atlas Sharted 1 months

Great news except that the majority of American adults are obese or overweight - something like 69% of the adult population.

Mr. Doc
Mr. Doc 1 months

No, no, no. You guys are all wrong. It has nothing to do with the fact that 70% of americans are overweight. It's because doctors are racist against fat people... I mean wheight challenged individuals. 😉

Stuart
Stuart 1 months

They have known for a long time now the 19 killed almost exclusively the old and the already compromised. They have been complicit in this unconstitutional power grab and are an enemy of the people

Diego
Diego 1 months

I'm overweight and been working since the start of the pandemic. Either lucky or might be bullshit, but then again some of those people might have had other preexisting conditions aside from weight.

Vark
Vark 1 months

Even being 10lbs over weight makes you more likely to die early. The SJWs and food industry want you to think being fat is fine.

Dan
Dan 1 months

We did told to exercise and eat healthy, but no... all you can buffet (say it with Chinese accent :P)

Arthur
Arthur 1 months

When will the fat shaming end!

karl
karl 1 months

The majority of Americans are obese or overweight...

Mike
Mike 1 months

Duh.. most Americans are overweight..so no big shock

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 1 months

When over 50% of the country is obese... I'm sure the majority of people in the country who die from anything, are overweight or obese

Exnihilo Adnihilum
Exnihilo Adnihilum 1 months

This isn't a shock to anyone paying attention.

Robert_Clearwater
Robert_Clearwater 1 months

I'm glad it's not an ism to point this out anymore.

Rihards
Rihards 1 months

Being fat is bad for your health? Never heard of that 😄

Fareem
Fareem 1 months

This unscientific fat shaming needs to stop! /$

Duncan
Duncan 1 months

Almost as if not taking care of your body puts you at risk for other stuff. Who woulda thunk it

Janitor Jez
Janitor Jez 1 months

Anyone heard from porcus lately?

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 1 months

“CDC study finds about 78% of people hospitalized for Covid were overweight or obese”......or in an automobile accident, or had a stroke or aneurysm, or fell off a roof, or choked, or were electrocuted, or had kidney failure, or drowned, or were struck by lightning, or their parachute didn’t open.

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