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“”Obesity” is a major risk factor that is linked to severe coronavirus disease – Overweight males in particular have to be careful

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“Obesity” is a major risk factor that is linked to severe coronavirus disease – Overweight males in particular have to be careful

According to the article below, “obesity” is a major risk factor that aggravates novel coronavirus infection disease. As a matter of fact, while watching a medical front in Italy on TV, my wife recognized that all of male patients with ventilators were overweight. Since then, we have come to the conclusion: “Overweight is in danger.” 

And “Covid-19” seems to be more dangerous for men than for women and reportedly “in some countries more men are dying than women: the fatality rate in men is twice as high as in women. Why is fatality rate higher in men than in women although the infection rate does not differ between the two? Some people think it is due to smoking or drinking habit, but another reason might be “hand washing.” I hear that there was a shocking report “in a survey conducted in 2009, 65% of women washed hands after using a public toilet while only 31% of men washed hands.”

I think that it might indicate that Corona-chan loves cleanliness and can’t forgive any “guy who picks his nose without washing hands after using a toilet.” Therefore, overweight men might have to be more careful.

Although there are many hypotheses about why “obesity” aggravates new coronavirus infection disease, the reason is mostly unknown. But in yesterday’s article, I pointed out that “Kafa type” people are more likely to develop severe symptoms of new coronavirus disease and have to be careful. As a matter of tact, “Kafa type” is characterized by obesity.

In Western medicine, it is difficult to explain the difference between people who develop severe symptoms of the new coronavirus and those who develop mild symptoms. In Ayurveda, however, we can easily explain the difference with dosha theory. To tell the truth, we should discuss Western medicine by means of the *Chishima theory based on Ayurveda.

*Translators note: 

Masatoshi Takeshita
April 18, 2020

Note:
Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black bold-faced type or in red letters.

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Rei Hashi
Obesity Linked to Severe Coronavirus Disease, Especially for Yo..
Young adults who with obesity are more likely to be hospitalized, even if they have no other health problems, studies show.
Excerpt from the Japanese version of THE NEW YORK TIMES – April 16, 2020 By Roni Caryn Rubin
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Obesity Linked to Severe Coronavirus Disease, Especially for Younger Patients
Young adults with obesity are more likely to be hospitalized, even if they have no other health problems, studies show.


Obesity may be one of the most important predictors of severe coronavirus illness, new studies say.  <snip>  Obesity is known to cause chronic, low-grade inflammation and an increase in circulating, pro-inflammatory cytokines, which may play a role in the worst Covid-19 outcomes.
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Dr. Gulick’s review of data from the first 393 Covid-19 patients admitted toNewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital identified obesity as a risk factor for admission
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Another study from China, which looked at outcomes among a group of 112 Covid-19 patientsreported that of the 17 patients who died, 15 were either overweight or obese.

More recently, a French study reported that nearly half of 124 Covid-19 patients in Lille, France, had obesity, twice the rate of a comparison group of intensive care patients hospitalized for other reasons last year.
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At Ochsner Health, a system with 41 hospitals in Louisiana and southern Mississippi,Dr. Leo Seoane, the company’s senior vice president, said that 60 percent of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 had obesity and that obesity appeared to nearly double their risk of requiring a ventilator.
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Excerpt from the Japanese version of REUTER– April 8, 2020
Obesity is major COVID-19 risk factor, says French chief epidemiologist

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Being overweight is a major risk for people infected with the new coronavirus and the United States is particularly vulnerable because of high obesity levels there, France’s chief epidemiologist said on Wednesday.

Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the government on the epidemic, said as many as 17 million of France’s 67 million citizens were seriously at risk from the coronavirus because of age, pre-existing illness or obesity.

“This virus is terrible, it can hit young people, in particular obese young peopleThose who are overweight really need to be careful,” Delfraissy told franceinfo radio.

“This virus is terrible, it can hit young people, in particular obese young people.Those who are overweight really need to be careful,” Delfraissy told franceinfo radio.

“That is why we’re worried about our friends in America, where the problem of obesity is well known and where they will probably have the most problems because of obesity.”

Delfraissy said 88% of those infected with the coronavirus suffered only severe flu-like symptoms.

The mortality rate for young people entering hospital with severe COVID-19 respiratory disease was about 2%, he said, but that rose to 14% for people who are more fragile.

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