Published: 5 February 2021
Author(s): Dror Dicker, Assim A. Alfadda, Walmir Coutinho, Ada Cuevas, Jason C.G. Halford, Carly A. Hughes, Masato Iwabu, Jae-Heon Kang, Rita Nawar, Ricardo Reynoso, Nicolai Rhee, Georgia Rigas, Javier Salvador, Paolo Sbraccia, Verónica Vázquez-Velázquez, Ian D. Caterson
Issue: May 2021
Section: Original article

Obesity is a global health concern [1]. Multiple complications are associated with overweight and obesity including diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal disorders and some cancers, and people with obesity (PwO) are at an increased risk of disability and suffer social stigma [2-5]. In the current time, the risk that obesity poses has been highlighted; it increases the risk for serious complications from viral infections, and in particular is associated with high mortality risk of COVID-19 and H1N1 infections [6-9].

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