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Obesity increases the risk of prolonged complications from corona after recovery.. a study reveals

A research study conducted at the American Cleveland Clinic revealed that obesity increases the risk of complications from the Corona virus in the long term, and many studies have revealed the negative effects of obesity on the body, including its exposure to health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, bone problems, and mental health problems. People who are obese also have an increased risk of developing a corona infection compared to people who are not obese, according to a report by time now news.

According to a study conducted at the Cleveland Clinic on 2,839 patients who recovered from COVID-19 infection without having to be admitted to the intensive care unit, an increased risk of long-term COVID-19 complications due to obesity was found.

“This current study indicates for the first time that patients with moderate to severe obesity are at greater risk of developing long-term complications from COVID-19,” said Ali Aminian, director of the Obesity and Metabolism Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and principal investigator on the research.

"The observations of this study can be explained by underlying mechanisms at work in obese patients, such as excessive inflammation, immune impairment, and comorbidities," added Bartolome Borghera, MD, chief of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the study.

He noted, "These cases can lead to poor outcomes in the acute phase of the coronavirus in obese patients, and can lead to an increased risk of long-term complications of COVID-19 in these patients."

Obesity prevention methods

Follow a healthy, balanced diet by avoiding excessive intake of sugar and processed foods.

Maintain physical and mental activity through yoga, exercise and meditation.

Drink enough water throughout the day to keep the body hydrated.

Focus on a healthy, fit body rather than a weight goal.

Maintain realistic and healthy body goals regardless of normative standards.

a fitness program or making any changes to your diet.