Obese Coronavirus Patients Nearly Twice as Likely to Die

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    The coronavirus highlighted the risks created by another escalating health emergency: obesity. The prevalence of obesity has almost tripled in the past four decades and is still rising.

    Obese people have a higher risk of suffering complications or dying from Covid-19, while also being vulnerable to diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. The United Nations warned in 2020 that obesity is a “global pandemic in its own right.”

    Tougher rules have forced more disclosure on food labels. Now money managers concerned about the social impact of their investments are putting pressure on food companies to take action.

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