Q&A: Obesity, fatty liver play role in increased risk for COVID-19

Data from the UK BioBank demonstrated patients with obesity and fatty liver had an increased risk for symptomatic COVID-19 infection, according to a release from Perspectum.However, patients with obesity, but normal liver fat had no increased risk.Healio Gastroenterology spoke with Matt Kelly, PhD, chief innovation officer at Perspectum, about results from the study that comprised over 40,000 participants from the UK BioBank. Investigators used MRI scanning with Perspectum’s LiverMultiScan to determine if patients had fatty liver disease. They combined these results with those fromRead More

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