What is the danger of being overweight with COVID-19

(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have reported that obesity may be a factor in long-term COVID-19. The fact is that the coronavirus can actively multiply in human adipose tissue, provoking an increased level of inflammation and leading to a cytokine storm.

Scientists’ experiments have shown that SARS-CoV-2 can infect adipocytes, the main type of adipose tissue cells. Coronavirus infection of fat cells increases the activity of inflammatory mediators.

n the zone of particular risk in this situation are internal organs surrounded by fatty tissue. Therefore, in the danger of developing a severe course of COVID-19, it can be not only in people with visible excess weight, but also in those who have abdominal obesity.

Scientists hypothesized that targeted suppression of inflammation in adipose tissue could improve outcomes in COVID-19 patients.


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