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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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3 Reasons Why When Diets Fail, Weight Loss Surgery is the Answer

Over the years, weight loss surgery has received both praise and flak in equal measure. However, the scales are tipping in its favor. In fact, there are now many studies that unequivocally show the benefits of surgery —particularly how surgery is a huge helper if you are obese or struggle with diets. 1. Bariatric Surgery …

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How Does Our Hunger & Appetite Affect Us?

Hunger hormones:- Grehlin & Leptin How can Sleeve surgery play a role? How does our hunger and appetite affect us? Leptin is a hormone, made by fat cells, that decreases your appetite. Ghrelin is a hormone that increases appetite, and also plays a role in body weight. Leptin is a mediator of long-term regulation of …

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