Covid-19 and Obesity in Ireland

According to HSE.ie, “obesity is when a person is carrying too much body fat for their height and sex. A person is considered obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater”. The BMI measures the relationship between a person’s height and weight which is then used to determine if a person is medically obese or not. this can be caused by the consumption of excess calories that lead to weight gain.

Obesity is said to be five times as common now in Europe as it were after WWII when there was rationed food. One out of five European adults is obese, unlike nearly one out of 2 in America. in the case of Ireland, the level of obesity is rising rapidly.

It has been confirmed by worldobesity.org has confirmed that obesity seems to worsen the effect of Covid-19. Several reports of Covid-19 mortality rate has been linked to thereby making the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including severe (when the BMI is above 40) as a risk to severe Covid-19