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MoH: People with obesity are most vulnerable to COVID-19 infections

June 13, 2021

RIYADH — The Ministry of Health has said that people with obesity are the most vulnerable segment to COVID-19 infections and its severe side effects, urging people to take the coronavirus vaccine and implement the preventive measures.

The ministry has published an infographic on its Twitter account and its awareness platform "Live Well" explaining the obesity risks and associated diseases, including immune deficiency and blood clotting.

The ministry explained that obesity-associated diseases that increase the risk are diabetes, heart disease, "moderate to severe" asthma, high blood pressure, as well as liver and lung diseases and metabolic syndrome.

The Ministry of Health has warned against negligence in applying precautionary measures, affirming that all shall know the importance of continuing to abide by them until the society reaches the safe-side. — SPA


June 13, 2021
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