European experts have warned that obese people may be more susceptible to more serious cases of the Corona virus, because obesity is closely related to inflammatory and immune responses.In light of the outbreak of the new Corona virus, which has killed more than 800,000 people worldwide, it has become increasingly clear that chronic diseases and pre-existing health problems put Covid-19 patients at greater risk.
In a presentation during the European and International Conference on Obesity, the researchers said that inflammation caused by the accumulation of fatty tissue in obese people, and associated with other diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, could play a role in patients’ response to Covid-19, according to Sky News. Arabic.
They also said that the renin-angiotensin and aldosterone system that regulates blood pressure and contains the enzyme that the emerging corona virus attaches to, may also be linked to recording more severe cases.
And the aforementioned system can work excessively in obese people.Inflammatory activity
“We think that increased fat mass may contribute to an increase in the activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and inflammation in cases of obesity, which provides an important link between obesity, increasing the weak immune response to Covid-19 and recording worse cases in patients,” said Guess Goossens of the Dutch University of Maastricht Medical Center.
He indicated that this may be partly responsible for more severe cases of the disease in elderly people with Covid-19.
“Since aging is associated with changes in body composition represented by reduced muscle mass and increased fat mass, we may be led to believe that this may contribute at least partly to the negative outcomes recorded in older individuals infected with SARS-Cove-2,” Gossens added.