Obesity & Covid19


(Gregory - You can teach an old dog new tricks.) #1

I found this story interesting and relevant:
# Why is New Orleans’ coronavirus death rate 7 times New York’s? Obesity is a factor

“We’re just sicker,” said Rebekah Gee, who until January was the Health Secretary for Louisiana and now heads up Louisiana State University’s healthcare services division. “We already had tremendous healthcare disparities before this pandemic – one can only imagine they are being amplified now.”


(Susan) #2

I am still obese for sure; but hoping that my losing 66 pounds so far and being strict Keto for over a year helps =).


(Gregory - You can teach an old dog new tricks.) #3

I suspect you are free of the secondary health issues that often accompany obesity.


(Susan) #4

I have had a lot of allergies and asthma all my life, but my blood pressure is normal,aches and pains are minimal, my asthma has been a lot better then it was (except lately has been bad but could be from the stress of all this and other very high stress things going on here at home), and yes, I am definitely way healthier then I was pre-Keto.


(Central Florida Bob ) #5

There’s an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Steven Smith, who reports that the worst outcomes are in diabetics and pre-diabetics. All but one of his 72 patients that were hospitalized were in that spectrum.

“The more we see this disease, the more we understand that severe rapid COVID disease is in diabetics or prediabetics … we don’t have anyone in our group over 80 that was not diabetic or pre-diabetic that was intubated,” said the founder of the Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health. And of the younger patients that had severe disease, he explained they had very high BMIs.

From a story on Townhall.com.


(Marianne) #6

I agree with @OldDoug that even though you may still have excess weight (me, too), metabolically after a year, you (we) are in a much better position. The way I see it, how can it be otherwise? I believe in keto.


(Susan) #7

Me too, Marianne =)).


(charlie3) #8

I keep a healthy weight because I’m vain (wish I was a few pounds leaner). When I started the diet and exercise project it is almost as if I had a premonition of where we are today and decided to prepare for it. I wouldn’t have changed anything (except may be buy a semi truck load of masks).


(Wendy) #9

This is really good and explains a lot about oxidative stress and how the virus replicates and some very good hypothesises of things that may help you fight the virus. This pulmonologist is wonderful at explaining medical science clearly. Enjoy!