The association of obesity and COVID-19

Research on the pandemic of Covid-19 has demonstrated that there is a higher risk of contracting the disease, increased severity, and poorer outcomes in individuals who are obese.  The International Journal of Obesity (IJO) has received a number of papers dealing with some aspect of this association.  The papers in this collection cover a range of topics including data documenting the nature of the association, but more importantly, addressing the mechanisms behind the increased risk in people with obesity. 

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