Newswise: Food allergy is associated with lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Newswise: Food allergy is associated with lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. “A National Institutes of Health-funded study has found that people with food allergies are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them. In addition, while previous research identified obesity as a risk factor for severe COVID-19, the new study has identified obesity and high body mass index (BMI) as associated with increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection. In contrast, the study determined that asthma does not increase risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection.”

USA Today: TikTok and Instagram pull ads by mental health company that linked ADHD to obesity

USA Today: TikTok and Instagram pull ads by mental health company that linked ADHD to obesity. “Meta and TikTok removed advertisements from a mental health care startup after the ads promoted harmful and misleading health information, NBC News reported. Cerebral, a mental health company that hired Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles as its chief impact officer, published an ad where a woman was surrounded by junk food such as chips and cake. The ad then read ‘Those who live by impulse, eat by impulse’ and claimed obesity is ‘five times more prevalent’ among adults with ADHD.”

KSNT: CDC cites obesity as culprit for hospitalizing children with COVID-19

KSNT: CDC cites obesity as culprit for hospitalizing children with COVID-19. “Childhood obesity in America was already putting children at risk for poor health, now it’s hospitalizing children and adolescents who have contracted coronavirus. In a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers found approximately two-thirds of COVID-19 patients aged 12-17 were obese, and the length of stay in the hospital was twice that of non-obese adolescents.”

Study: Metabolic Conditions Increase Ventilation Risk by 45% in COVID-19 Patients (Laboratory Equipment)

Laboratory Equipment: Study: Metabolic Conditions Increase Ventilation Risk by 45% in COVID-19 Patients. “Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, or other conditions associated with metabolic syndrome were at much higher risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and death, according to an international study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open.”

New York Times: The Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find

New York Times: The Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find. “From the start of the pandemic, the coronavirus seemed to target people carrying extra pounds. Patients who were overweight or obese were more likely to develop severe Covid-19 and more likely to die. Though these patients often have health conditions like diabetes that compound their risk, scientists have become increasingly convinced that their vulnerability has something to do with obesity itself.”

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.”

Newswise: Obesity in four out of ten adults with COVID-19 in intensive care

Newswise: Obesity in four out of ten adults with COVID-19 in intensive care. “People with obesity were overrepresented among adults in Sweden receiving intensive care for COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic. Just over 39 percent had obesity, compared with some 16 percent in the population. The risks of prolonged hospitalization and death in intensive care units (ICUs) was also higher for patients with obesity, as a study from the University of Gothenburg shows.”

FiveThirtyEight: Where Marjorie Taylor Greene’s False Claim About COVID-19 And Obesity Came From

FiveThirtyEight: Where Marjorie Taylor Greene’s False Claim About COVID-19 And Obesity Came From. “Since the earliest days of the pandemic, researchers have been studying which kinds of comorbidities can make someone more likely to have a severe case of COVID-19 that could lead to hospitalization or death. After a year and a half, it’s clear obesity or old age does make someone more susceptible. But so do lots of other conditions. ”

Endocrine Society: Hospitalized COVID patients with obesity are significantly more likely to need ICU care

Endocrine Society: Hospitalized COVID patients with obesity are significantly more likely to need ICU care. “People with obesity who are hospitalized with COVID-19 have a significantly higher rate of ICU admissions and longer duration of ICU stay compared to people with a normal body mass index (BMI), according to a study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.”

CNN: Covid-19 death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults are overweight, report finds

CNN: Covid-19 death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults are overweight, report finds. “The risk of death from Covid-19 is about 10 times higher in countries where most of the population is overweight, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Obesity Forum. Researchers found that by the end of 2020, global Covid-19 death rates were more than 10 times higher in countries where more than half the adults are overweight, compared to countries where fewer than half are overweight.”

New York Times: Studies Begin to Untangle Obesity’s Role in Covid-19

New York Times: Studies Begin to Untangle Obesity’s Role in Covid-19. “As rates of obesity continue to climb in the United States, its role in Covid-19 is a thorny scientific question. A flurry of recent studies has shown that people with extra weight are more susceptible than others to severe bouts of disease. And experiments in animals and human cells have demonstrated how excess fat can disrupt the immune system.”

Tubefilter: TikTok Moderators Were Told To Suppress Videos Made By Marginalized Users Because They Might Be Bullied

Tubefilter: TikTok Moderators Were Told To Suppress Videos Made By Marginalized Users Because They Might Be Bullied . “In a section of its moderation guidelines called ‘Imagery Depicting A Subject Highly Vulnerable To Cyberbullying,’ the platform instructs moderators to mark people ‘susceptible to harassment or cyberbullying based on their physical or mental condition’ as ‘Risk 4,’ a level that restricts their content to only being viewed by users within their own countries. That’s the geographic level.”

Purdue University: Obesity online educational resource offers insight in to widespread disease

Purdue University: Obesity online educational resource offers insight in to widespread disease. “According to research done on the top 12 fast food and neighborhood restaurant chains, there are over 3,000 combinations of meals a child could choose from, but only a dozen combinations meet nutrition standards and dietary guidelines. Did you know that what a mother eats while she is pregnant may influence her child’s risk for being overweight A team of obesity experts created an online resource to help people learn more facts like this about obesity prevention.”