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Sangsefidi Z S, Hosseinzadeh M. Obesity and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). JNFS. 2020; 5 (4) :290-292
URL: http://jnfs.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-348-en.html
Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
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oronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection that was first reported on December 31, 2019 in China . This disease behaves variously: from asymptomatic infection to influenza-like symptoms and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) . In the recent months, COVID-19 has infected millions and killed hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide . Human-to-human transmission of this disease happens mainly via direct contact or via droplets spread from an infected person’s cough or sneeze . The mortality rate and severity of COVID-19 are higher in elderly people and those with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, respiratory dysfunctions, and other underlying diseases . In the crisis caused by COVID-19, the probability of publication of invalid data has increased. So, we tried to provide scientific evidences regarding the association between obesity and COVID-19. Furthermore, we aimed to investigate multiple mechanisms through which obesity may worsen the outcomes of COVID-19 using the published scientific literature
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Received: 2020/09/9 | Accepted: 2020/09/12 | Published: 2020/11/15 | ePublished: 2020/11/15

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