Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says report

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      Joe Shlabotnik
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      Countries with high levels of overweight people, such as the UK and the US, have the highest death rates from Covid-19, a landmark report reveals, prompting calls for governments to urgently tackle obesity, as well as prioritising overweight people for vaccinations.

      About 2.2 million of the 2.5 million deaths from Covid were in countries with high levels of overweight people, says the report from the World Obesity Federation. Countries such as the UK, US and Italy, where more than 50% of adults are overweight, have the biggest proportions of deaths linked to coronavirus.

      The issue is not just obesity, but levels of weight that many assume are now normal in many countries. Death rates are 10 times higher in those where more than half the adults had a body mass index (BMI) of more than 25kg/m2 – the point at which normal weight tips into overweight.

      People who are overweight should be given greater priority for vaccinations and tests because of their increased risk of death, says the World Obesity Federation.

      More at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/03/covid-deaths-high-in-countries-with-more-overweight-people-says-report

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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Really nature-infused fun activity and healthy diets, for fuck’s sake… We have been on the wrong rollercoaster for decades, Mr. & Mrs. America.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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        eridani
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        No way 20 minutes of aerobic exercise a day can duplicate the effect of living in a society surviving on high levels of physical labor on short rations.  A healthy diet composition is unrelated to caloric intake.

        Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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          Mr. Mickeys Mom
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          Re-read it, to see what I said. I said nature infused fun activity. That isn’t 20 minutes of aerobic a la Richard Simmons… And, you’re right… eating healthy has nothing to do with restricting caloric intake. No one should be outside those choices.

          When a human being is respected by being offered work that allows them to be active, which means infused to their neighborhoods and community, life becomes more meaningful, and yes, fun, provided you are paid a livable wage for whatever you do. I am saying that we need that.

          This wasn’t an admonishment, it was a expected outcome that we all ought to demand.

          Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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            eridani
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            eom

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      Or deaths triggered by the common cold, or hypertension, or diabetes, or…the list is a long one. This is a bullshit story. Of course overweight people are more likely to develop deadly side-effects! With just about any disease. More fearmongering. That’s all this is. Be afraid! Don’t go out!

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