The obesity-infection connection

Weizmann Institute of Science News May 16, 2018

Obesity and diabetes continue to top the charts of current health threats. More than two billion people are affected worldwide, and more than three million deaths each year are linked to complications associated with obesity. The detrimental effects of obesity and diabetes are often not caused by the excess weight itself, but by side effects of obesity that dramatically increase susceptibility to inflammation and infection.

Overweight and obese individuals are at enhanced risk of contracting...

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