Controlled obesity status: a rarely used concept, but with particular importance in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond – DocWire News


Posted: August 31, 2020 at 5:52 am

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J Endocrinol Invest. 2020 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s40618-020-01389-0. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Obesity is a chronic disease that causes and aggravates several other diseases, and early reports suggest it is an important risk factor for COVID-19 severity. Although a deeper understanding of this relationship is vital, it is also important to inform the general public about the risks and, ideally, offer strategies to mitigate the risks. As resolution of obesity in the short-term is not feasible, it is indeed possible that smaller weight losses and increase in physical activity can actually reduce the risks. In this context, we propose that a term called controlled obesity be more often used and studied, in which those who have lost over 10% of their maximal weight and, ideally, are physically active are considered healthier. This context can have much broader usefulness, beyond the pandemics, as evidence points that weight loss over 10% can significant reduce overall health risks, irrespective of final BMI.

PMID:32860606 | DOI:10.1007/s40618-020-01389-0

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