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More than three-quarters of the COVID-19 patients treated at a Dutch Intensive Care (IC) were overweight. And because overweight people are 44% more likely to die from COVID-19, there is every reason to take that connection seriously. That death risk even rises to almost 80% for people with severe obesity.

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