What is it about?

This novel ecological study examines the impact of obesity and/or body mass index (BMI) on rates of population-adjusted cases and deaths due to coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19).

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Why is it important?

We anticipate, in light of our findings, that appropriate targeted public health approaches or campaigns could be developed to minimize risk and cause-specific morbidity burden due to COVID-19 in countries with nationwide obesity rates of 20-30%.


We postulate that there may be a U-shaped paradoxical relationship between obesity and COVID-19 with cause-specific mortality burden more pronounced in the countries with 20-30% obesity rates. These findings are novel along with the methodological approach of doing ecological analyses on country-wide data from publicly available sources.

Dr. med. Sonu Bhaskar
NSW Health

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This page is a summary of: Is COVID-19 Another Case of Obesity Paradox? - Results from An International Ecological Study on behalf of the REPROGRAM Consortium Obesity, Archives of Medical Science, May 2021, Termedia Sp. z.o.o., DOI: 10.5114/aoms/136447.
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