14 October 2020
Obesity and severe COVID-19: CORONADO publishes a new article
The CORONADO network publishes its 3rd article in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism on the link between Body Mass Index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes in patients hospitalised for Covid-19.
The main conlusion is that overweight and obesity are associated with severe prognosis only in patients under 75 years of age, with type 2 diabetes, and hospitalized for COVID‐19. Importantly, the deleterious impact of obesity on COVID‐19 prognosis was no longer observed in the elderly, highlighting the need for specific management in this population.