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Research: Overweight women are more at risk of long Covid-19


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British study concludes that women with a large body mass index had longer Covid-19

The overweight and obese women are more likely to experience long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms (the so-called long Covid-19 or post-Covid syndrome), according to a new British scientific study.

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The researchers, led by Professor Vasilios Vassiliou of the University of East Anglia School of Medicine in Norwich, who made the relevant publication in the journal PLoS Global Public Health, analyzed data on 1,487 people who had passed a coronavirus infection. From them, more than half (774) had at least one long-term Covid-19 symptom.

It was found that more women than men they had prolonged Covid-19, while those with the highest body mass index, i.e. they were overweight or obese, were even more likely. It also found that people with long-standing Covid were more than three times more likely to need health system medical services than those without such a persistent problem.

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“Prolonged Covid is a complex condition that develops either during or after Covid and is considered such when symptoms continue for more than 12 weeks. Over two million people in Britain are estimated to be suffering from prolonged Covid, which affects people in different ways. Shortness of breath, cough, palpitations, headaches and severe fatigue are among the most common symptoms. Other symptoms may include chest pain or tightness, brain fog, insomnia, dizziness, joint pain, depression, anxiety, ringing in the ears, loss of appetite, and changes in sensation. sense of smell or taste,” said Dr. Vassiliou.

See the scientific publication


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