Obesity May Offer Some Protection When Severe Infection Strikes
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity brings with it many health ills, but there could be one silver lining, new research shows.
If you're in the hospital suffering from an infectious disease, you're half as likely to die if you're overweight or obese, Danish researchers report.
For the study, Sigrid Gribsholt, from Aarhus University Hospital's department of clinical epidemiology, and colleagues collected data on more than 35,000 patients hospitalized for infections from 2011 to 2015.
Among these patients, the investigators looked at whether weight affected the risk of dying in the three months after discharge.Full Article