Obesity a driving factor in Covid-19 deaths, global report finds

Obesity a driving factor in Covid-19 deaths, global report finds

AsiaOne-·2021-03-05 09:00

LONDON - The majority of global Covid-19 deaths have been in countries where many people are obese, with coronavirus fatality rates 10 times higher in nations where at least 50 per cent of adults are overweight, a global study found on Thursday (March 4).

The report, which described a "dramatic" correlation between countries' Covid-19 death and obesity rates, found that 90 per cent or 2.2 million of the 2.5 million deaths from the pandemic disease so far were in countries with high levels of obesity.

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