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Studies Show Coronavirus Infects Fat Cells

New research has found that the coronavirus infects both fat cells and some immune cells within fat, prompting a damaging defensive response. The study could help answer one of the questions that have puzzled doctors during the pandemic: Why overweight or obese people, particularly younger adults, have been more likely to develop severe Covid-19 and …

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Why Obesity Causes Higher Risk For Covid-19

Patients who were overweight or struggling from obesity are more likely to develop severe Covid-19 and more likely to die. Research has found that the covid infects fat cells and immune cells within body fat, causing an immune response that scientists say may contribute to severe disease. Patients who were overweight or obese were more …

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