Prior bariatric surgery may reduce COVID-19 severity

Adults with obesity who tested positive for COVID-19 were significantly less likely to experience severe disease complications if they had previous bariatric surgery, according to findings from a matched-cohort analysis.“We know obesity is a major risk factor for COVID-19 severity, and we wanted to see if weight loss could modify the seriousness of COVID-19 infection,” Ali Aminian, MD, associate professor of surgery and director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic, told Healio. “We looked at patients who underwent bariatric surgery before a COVID-19Read More

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