research product . Other ORP type . 2020

The Impact of Obesity and Lifestyle on the Immune System and Susceptibility to Infections Such as COVID-19

de Frel, Daan L; Atsma, Douwe E; Pijl, Hanno; Seidell, Jacob C; Leenen, Pieter J M; Dik, Willem A; van Rossum, Elisabeth F C;
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  • Published: 19 Nov 2020
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Background: COVID-19 is a global challenge to healthcare. Obesity is common in patients with COVID-19 and seems to aggravate disease prognosis. In this review we explore the link between obesity, chronic disease, lifestyle factors and the immune system, and propose societal interventions to enhance global immunity. Search Strategy and Selection Criteria: We performed three literature searches using the keywords (1) coronavirus AND comorbidities, (2) comorbidities AND immune system, and (3) lifestyle factors AND immune system. Results were screened for relevance by the main author and a total of 215 articles were thoroughly analyzed. Results: The relationship bet...
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free text keywords: COVID-19, diet, immune system, lifestyle, obesity, Food Science, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Nutrition and Dietetics
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