COVID-19 and obesity: what is known about the features of pathogenesis and treatment?

S. G. Kanorskii
2021 South Russian Journal of Therapeutic Practice  
The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity is a public health problem worldwide. During the COVID-19 pandemic, obesity is associated with a higher risk of severe disease and adverse clinical outcome of SARS-CoV-2 infection. It may be associated with chronic systemic inflammation, impaired immune response and metabolic disturbances in obese patients. In order to establish possible pathogenetic links between obesity and COVID-19, an analysis of experimental, clinical studies, their
more » ... nalyzes, literature reviews from the PubMed/MedLine database was carried out using the keywords «COVID-19» and «obesity». This review discusses the potential pathogenesis and treatment features of obese patients with COVID-19.
doi:10.21886/2712-8156-2021-2-1-17-24 fatcat:3jfv6jkjzvex7e3qzzql4arlki