Patients with obesity are vulnerable to developing severe illness from COVID-191,2
Explore the COVID-19 materials below to learn how, even in the midst of the pandemic, patients with obesity can benefit from a comprehensive long-term weight-management plan.
Obesity and COVID-19 Factsheet
This fact sheet presents emerging data regarding the link between COVID-19 and obesity, and provides resources for you and your patients to stay up to date on the latest information.
The importance of weight management through the COVID-19 pandemic
In this video, Dr. Deborah Bade Horn examines the relationship between obesity and COVID-19, and highlights the critical value of HCP guidance when it comes to long-term weight management.
COVID-19 and Obesity: Addressing the Epidemic of Obesity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Rekha Kumar, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine and attending endocrinologist at Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses how obesity has negatively affected COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates and offers insights into the suboptimal vaccine response that is observed in patients with obesity. Dr. Kumar offers practical information for improving HCP-led obesity management with lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy, and telehealth.
Test your knowledge of the relationship between weight, COVID-19, and other respiratory infections through a series of informative quiz cards.
Weight: A matter of health
This infographic, which can be shared with patients, explains the impact of obesity on COVID-19 and provides an overview of available obesity treatment options.
Treating obesity requires a long-term weight-management plan
Metabolic adaptation makes weight loss difficult
1. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) People with certain medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Updated September 11, 2020. Accessed March 18, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html
2. Richardson S, Hirsch JS, Narasimhan M, et al. Presenting characteristics, comorbidities, and outcomes among 5700 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the New York City area [published correction appears in JAMA. 2020 May 26;323(20):2098]. JAMA. 2020;323(20):2052-2059.