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Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19 Infection
Circulation, 26th July

Initial data
Diabetes mellitus
Kidney disease


French study

BMI more than 35 compared with BMI less than 25 kg/m2

7 fold increased risk for mechanical ventilation

New York study, (in under 60s)

BMI, 30 to 34, 1.8 times more likely to be admitted to CCU

BMI, more than 35, 3.6 times more likely to be admitted to CCU


Calories on beer and wine

Britons will be encouraged to pay attention to ‘hidden’ calories in food and drink

10 per cent of calories now consumed in alcoholic drinks.

14% increase in sales since lockdown began

More than a third of children overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school

Two in three adults.

28 % of adults in England obese

Almost twice as many as in 1993

Protein, 4 calories per gram

Carbohydrates, 4 calories per gram

Fat, 9 calories per gram

Fibre, 2 calories per gram

Ethanol, 7 calories per gram

10 ml of ethanol = 8 grams of ethanol

200 mls of wine at 12 % = 24 mls of ethanol

200 mls of wine at 12 % = 20 grams of ethanol

20 (grams) x 7 (calories) = 140 calories



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