Prior bariatric surgery may protect against severe COVID-19 outcomes

  (HealthDay)—Bariatric surgery may protect against severe COVID-19 infection and death for patients with morbid obesity, according to a study published in the November issue of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.   Megan Jenkins, M.D., from NYU Langone Health in New York City, and colleagues examined if prior bariatric…

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Is obesity a risk factor for serious COVID-19 infection

Wednesday, July 22 2020 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 specialized hospital care. Should obese South Africans be concerned and what precautions can they take to reduce their risks? “The World…

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