Newswise: Study helps understand why obesity increases risk of cardiovascular complications in COVID-19

Newswise: Study helps understand why obesity increases risk of cardiovascular complications in COVID-19. “In COVID-19 patients, obesity is the factor most associated with the development of endothelial dysfunction, a condition in which the blood vessels become unable to contract and relax adequately, increasing the risk of events such as heart attacks, thrombosis (blood clotting), and stroke…. The association between obesity and endothelial dysfunction in COVID-19 patients is analyzed in an article published in the journal Obesity.”

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