Extremely Obese People More Likely To Die From H1N1 Swine Flu

Thursday, Apr. 14th 2011 6:24 AM

Extremely obese individuals, those with a BMI (body mass index) of over 40, have a significantly higher chance of dying from 2009 A(H1N1) swine flu infection compared to other people, researchers revealed in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The scientists gathered data from a public health surveillance database in California and found extreme obesity to be a “powerful risk factor for death”. The authors wrote that half of all patients in California aged at least 20 who were hospitalized with 2009 H1N1 were obese.

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