Coronavirus, Obesity, Alcohol and Clinical Trials

Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19 Infection Circulation, 26th July https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.047659 Initial data Diabetes mellitus Cardiovascular Hypretension Respiratory Kidney disease Obesity French study BMI more than 35 compared with BMI less than 25 kg/m2 7 fold increased risk for mechanical ventilation New York study, (in under 60s) BMI, 30 to 34, 1.8 times more likely to be admitted to CCU BMI, more than 35, 3.6 times more likely to be admitted to CCU Obesity https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/24/exclusive-calories-pints-bottles-wine-govts-obesity-strategy/ Calories on beer and wine Britons will be encouraged to pay attention to 'hidden' calories in food and drink 10 per cent of calories now consumed in alcoholic drinks. 14% increase in sales since lockdown began More than a third of children overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school Two in three adults. 28 % of adults in England obese Almost twice as many as in 1993 Protein, 4 calories per gram Carbohydrates, 4 calories per gram Fat, 9 calories per gram Fibre, 2 calories per gram Ethanol, 7 calories per gram 10 ml of ethanol = 8 grams of ethanol 200 mls of wine at 12 % = 24 mls of ethanol 200 mls of wine at 12 % = 20 grams of ethanol 20 (grams) x 7 (calories) = 140 calories

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