Coronavirus: Why are those who are overweight or obese at greater risk? - BBC Newsnight
The prime minister is set to announce a new obesity strategy for England next week after growing evidence suggests people who are overweight or obese are at greater risk from coronavirus. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F
Boris Johnson is set to announce new measures to curb obesity next week, amid growing evidence people who are overweight or obese are at greater risk from coronavirus.
The UK has one of Europe’s highest obesity rates with 63% of adults in England in 2018 classed as overweight or obese.
New evidence tentatively suggests obesity is associated with an increased risk of Covid-19 complications and death. But why are those who are overweight or obese at greater risk?
Health Correspondent Deb Cohen reports.
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