Obesity as a Risk of Serious Illness in COVID-19: A Sistematic Review


Authors : Angélica Eulalia Galarza Alvarez, Isabel Cristina Mesa-Cano, Andrés Alexis Ramírez-Coronel

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 3 - March

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Obesity is a pathological condition for the human being, it is characterized by the accumulation of fatty tissue in the body, affecting the health of the population worldwide, weakening its immune system in this way the organism becomes more vulnerable to the COVID -19. There are several implications of the pandemic on people with obesity, producing serious symptoms that require admission to intensive care areas. Objective: To carry out a systemic review on obesity as a risk of serious disease in COVID-19. Methodology: the study is developed through the bibliographic review considered as a database the main journals that have published articles related to the subject, such as: New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Nature, The Lancet, Scielo, Redalyc, Elsevier, PubMed, the same ones that are consulted through academic search engines. Using the following keywords: obesity / obesity, COVID19, complications / complications, serious illness Results: The intended results are related to recognizing obesity as a risk of serious disease for COVID-19, in such a way that that the relationship that exists between this described fact can be identified by identifying the role of the weight condition against the virus, the existing risks and the complications that are mostly reported. Conclusion: people with obesity because they are a population at high risk of severe disease for covid-19 should promote protective measures to avoid contagion

Keywords : Obesity, COVID-19, Complications, Severe Disease.

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