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Excess weight and Covid-19


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Excess weight and Covid-19

This report brings together findings from UK and international studies published during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

It offers information about excess weight and its association with Covid-19 for the following outcomes: laboratory confirmation; hospitalisation; admission to intensive or critical care and treatment; and risk of mortality.

The report offers some important insights into the prevalence, causes and risks of being overweight and also includes information regarding food and drink purchases and physical activity during the lockdown. It is intended to provide insights for policy-makers and those in health marketing.