Obesity, additional chronic disease and an unhealthy lifestyle interactively impair immune function and increase the risk of severe infectious disease. In adverse metabolic and endocrine conditions, the immune system is geared toward inflammation. Collective effort is needed to ameliorate modifiable risk factors for obesity and chronic disease on a global scale and increase resistance to viruses like SARS-CoV-2.
Literatuurverwijzing: Frel, D.L. de, Atsma, D.E., Pijl, H., Seidell, J.C., Leenen, P.J.M., Dik, W.A., & Rossum, E.F.C. van (2020). The impact of obesity and lifestyle on the immune system and susceptibility to infections such as COVID-19. Fronitiers in nutrition 7