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Europe’s obesity problem takes on new urgency

Studies show a relationship between the risk of death from COVID-19 and being overweight

As Europe emerges from its coronavirus lockdown, public health experts point to an uncomfortable truth:

  • Carlo Martuscelli
  • Politico

Many of its citizens will need to shed a few kilos as part of a long-term prevention strategy.

The question for the EU is whether it’ll miss a key moment to intervene.

One clear finding from the pandemic is that people with pre-existing conditions — including obesity and related conditions such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension — face higher risks of severe illness and death.

And worse, this vulnerable population is growing.

According to the…

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