Obesity and COVID-19: Very Dangerous Together

April 15, 2020
Grace Halsey
Grace Halsey

VIDEO: Patients with obesity are at increased risk for the SARS-CoV-2 infection and for more dangerous complications, explains obesity researcher Donna Ryan, MD.

Patients with obesity are at increased risk for the SARS-CoV-2 infection and for more dangerous complications, explains obesity researcher Donna Ryan, MD.

Dr Ryan is Professor Emerita, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, current president of the World Obesity Federation and the primary author of a recent editorial in the journal Obesity that warns of a dual threat to persons with obesity from the acute COVID-19 pandemic and the longstanding pandemic of obesity.