Doctors told how survival in the coronavirus depends on obesity

Russian virologists told the newspaper “Izvestia” that from the body mass index depends on the patient’s resistance to various infections. Fully this also applies to the coronavirus. The higher the body mass index, the greater the chance that a person will develop diabetes or to suffer from cardiovascular diseases.

It is patients with these disease resistance to coronavirus below, said the scientists. People with extreme forms of obesity usually have a lot of pathologies. Besides they have problems with breathing depth, making it difficult for them to deal with caused by virus pneumonia.

“These people bring a whole bunch of pathologies and, consequently, will be worse to carry COVID-19, which confirms current statistics”, – said the head of the laboratory of genomic engineering MIPT Pavel Volchkov. Dietitian clinic health management Institute of personalized medicine sechenovskiy University Natalia Pugacheva said that the life expectancy of the obese patients less than 10-12 years.

Earlier, the head of the Ministry of health Michael Murashko has urged Russians to refrain from excessive eating in the background of the situation with coronavirus. He also believes that it is important to reduce alcohol consumption.