As if being "obese" wasn't annoying enough, a new study has come out and been shoved right down my throat, suggesting that next to being old, being obese is the second fastest way to land yourself in the hospital if you get THE VIRUS ARTICLE
"In the largest study so far of US hospital admissions for COVID-19, researchers found that obesity was the single biggest chronic risk factor for admission, ahead of heart and lung diseases." WORSE THAN HEART OR LUNG DISEASE
"They found that about half of the 4,103 patients were admitted to the hospital (NYC), mostly determined by age and BMI. Specifically, 87% of patients who were over 65 were admitted to the hospital and 70% of those who were obese and over age 35 were admitted. Even those under 35 were more likely than not to be admitted if they were male and obese."
YOU CAN RUIN YOUR DAY AND CHECK YOUR BMI HERE. I PERSONALLY THINK THESE NUMBERS ARE A BIT ON THE BULLSHIT SIDE AND DON'T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNTS OF MUSCLE I PERSONALLY HAVE UNDER MY ARMOR, BUT SOCIETY LIKES TO SHAME, SO IT IS WHAT IT IS. I AM A 33.7 BTW, AND THANK YOU, I KNOW I DON'T LOOK IT.
BUT DON'T WORRY, THIS DIET CAN HELP YOU GET THAT BMI MUCH LOWER
However, according to the CDC numbers below, obese people almost have the skinnies outnumbered, and something tells me that number is climbing during this #Lockdownturnup era (Restock Coming Soon BTW)
The prevalence of obesity was 40.0% among young adults aged 20 to 39 years, 44.8% among middle-aged adults aged 40 to 59 years, and 42.8% among older adults aged 60 and older
Another report by the CDC, made it ever worse.
"A report out April 8 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for one, found that 48.3% of all patients admitted to the hospitals in 99 counties across the US were obese, and 59% of the 18- to 49-year-olds who were hospitalized were obese. That's startling compared to 40% of 20- to 39-year-olds in the general population who have obesity."
Some Key Points below, and trust me, fat people like myself, or "units", as we are sometimes called, already know this shit, but for a while now everyone has been going around saying "being old and previous lung conditions are the biggest risk factors", just trying to get you all to put a mask over your faces and stay inside, and hey, a mask over the face might do us some good, know what I'm saying....
-Obesity's inflammatory response can also affect the immune system and lung function, both of which are critical in fighting COVID-19.
-Extra weight around the chest and in the belly can also physically restrict breathing, which can be dangerous with a respiratory condition like COVID-19.
Of course there are countless other reasons why being obese is not the "best thing" for you health, so I just thought I would tack this on and maybe scare some of my brethren into being extra cautious out there during this GLOBAL PANDEMIC.
- Being obese bad
- Being obese really bad if you get Coronavirus
- Butterfield diet is a crock of shit
- Stay inside especially if you are obese
- Wear a mask especially if you are obese
- Watch out skinny people, we are coming for you
- Kind and supportive non-fat shaming comments go below
Have a great fucking day!