Study: Obese, Older African-Americans At High Risk Of Severe COVID-19 Complications

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Published on August 5, 2020 - Duration: 00:39s

Study: Obese, Older African-Americans At High Risk Of Severe COVID-19 Complications

A new study reveals a high body mass index raises the risk for severe COVID-19 and admission to intensive care units among African Americans.

According to UPI, BMI is a calculation based on a person's height and weight and identifies whether they are overweight or obese.

Novel coronavirus COVID-19 intensive care unit patients had a higher average body mass index than those who weren't admitted to the ICU.

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