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Obesity epidemic contributing to STUNNING pandemic stats [Experts agree]

If you’ve got “a little more to love”… especially around the middle…

You already know how carrying around that extra weight can increase your risk for disease.

I’m talking about heart diseasediabetes… and even cancer.

But if you’re hitting all your numbers… and your doc isn’t nagging you TOO much… it’s hard to pay much serious attention to a few pounds that may have piled on.

What’s the sense of urgency?

Well, I’ve got a good reason for you today to keep obesity in check – and it’s a risk that’s STARING DOWN every overweight American.

Because a startling new report in The Washington Post shows exactly how being obese can impact your recovery, should you ever get infected with the novel coronavirus and come down with COVID-19.

A weight that can be lifted

I hope you’ve managed to stay safe and sane during the last several months that the world has been struggling with the international health crisis caused by the coronavirus.

And I pray that you and your loved ones NEVER get sick with COVID-19.

But if your weight has gotten out of control… and obesity has got you in its grip… it could COMPLICATE things if you ever do get sick with this pandemic infection.

You’d better believe it’ll influence your recovery, too.

The latest report claims that “obesity has turned out to be one of the clearest predictors of a difficult battle” for those who are struck with COVID-19.

The CDC has even listed obesity (defined by the agency as a BMI of 30 or higher) as one of the “underlying medical conditions” that can increase a person’s risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

I’m talking about hospitalizationlanding in the ICU… and even death.

That certainly could explain why Americans are getting SO SICK from coronavirus… especially folks UNDER the age of 60…

And why so many Americans are DYING from it.

The Washington Post calls America’s morbidity and mortality rates from coronavirus “stunning.”

And our country’s obesity rates are one of the world’s highest!

Now, this isn’t just an excuse for “fat-shaming.” The science behind this is real.

Think about the aspect of COVID-19 that most frequently takes patients down — inflammation.

Specifically, it’s the “cytokine storm” that can send those infected with coronavirus into respiratory distress… and even make mechanical ventilation necessary.

Well, obesity on its own is associated with chronic inflammation

Even if it’s considered relatively “low-grade”… that inflammatory response can still COMPROMISE your health and your defenses in a myriad of ways.

And it’s certainly not doing anyone any favors when it comes to COVID-19.

Besides, think about how excess fat can COMPRESS your vital organs.

Well, that includes your lungs, too.

And for an illness that involves SERIOUS trouble breathing, you don’t need anything else working against your ability to get sufficient oxygen into your system!

Worse yet, excess fat deposits can make it more difficult to intubate patients to put them on a respirator.

I’m sharing this with you today not to scare the living daylights out of you – but to urge you not to IGNORE weight issues while this pandemic is going on.

You KNOW you’ve got to be VIGILANT about diet and exercise… even though lockdowns have made it difficult to go grocery shopping and get moving as much as you’d like to.

If you’re thinking about obesity… and want to help maintain a healthy weight… there are a few other strategies that can help.

As I’ve shared with you before right here in eAlert, some natural weight management solutions include…

Most of all, let these suggestions ease your mind that there’s something you can actually do.

Contrary to what the media might tell you, your hands are NOT tied when it comes to your own health.

To shaking off extra weight,

Melissa Young

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