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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.

The CORONADO network

 CORONADO is an incredible network that brings together 68 diabetes centres, medical societies and patient associations.  

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