We read with particular interest your comments in Obesity regarding the Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) epidemic (1) and a related manuscript by Simonnet et al. (2). Resolution of the specific relationship between obesity and COVID-19, two existing public health epidemics, is critically needed to potentially prevent health systems worldwide from being overburdened. Few studies describing COVID-19 with rates of obesity exist, and most are based on heterogeneous populations (Table 1) (2-7). In cohort studies with COVID-19 disease, obesity rates are generally reported as no higher than population-based estimates; in contrast, subgroups of critically ill patients (e.g, intensive care unit (ICU)) report higher prevalence rates of obesity.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Titolo:||There is a relationship between obesity and COVID-19 but more information is needed|
BUSCEMI, Silvio (Corresponding)
|Citazione:||Buscemi, S., Buscemi, C., & Batsis, J.A. (2020). There is a relationship between obesity and COVID-19 but more information is needed. OBESITY.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oby.22883|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/49 - Scienze Tecniche Dietetiche Applicate|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.06 Lettera|