American Society for Microbiology
Obesity and metabolic syndrome are risk factors for severe influenza, COVID-19
Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of severe disease from viral infection, according to a review of the literature performed by a team of researchers from St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, both in Memphis. The research appears this week in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology.
Factors like obesity have an impact on many diseases and how severe they are. Here researchers look into the nuances of obesity, diabetes and other conditions with COVID and the flu.