Mai 2020- A French study confirm the important association between obesity and severe forms of COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the large number of patients admitted to hospital with obesity has concerned the medical profession. Given the current global obesity epidemic, it is crucial to scientifically evaluate whether patients with obesity suffer more severe forms of COVID-19.

Dr Cyrielle Caussy and Pr Emmanuel Disse from the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Department and Integrated Center of Obesity in Lyon University Hospital (Hospices Civils de Lyon) and from CarMeN laboratory,  conducted this French study.

 

Press release: FINAL_Press release_anglais (4)The lancet Caussy may 2020

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(20)30160-1/fulltext