Is obesity a risk factor for serious COVID-19 infection

Overweight South Africans can take measures to protect themselves Studies from around the world show that individuals with underlying medical conditions are substantially more at risk for developing serious COVID-19 disease and/or complications requiring specialised hospital care. Should obese South Africans be concerned and what precautions can they take to reduce their risks? “The World…

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Weight of Covid-19 evidence adds to obesity burden for South Africans

The following is an article published in The Times Live 13 May 2020, by Journalist, Sipokazi Fokazi https://select.timeslive.co.za/news/2020-05-12-weight-of-covid-19-evidence-adds-to-obesity-burden-for-south-africans/ She interviewed Dr  Gert Du Toit regarding the Obesity burden that COVID-19 could add to the South African Health Care System: South Africans are eating more during Lock-down and are less active. The long-term effect of this situation will…

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