Majority of Teenagers Hospitalized With COVID-19 Had Severe Obesity: CDC Study

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Most teenagers hospitalized with COVID-19 across six major hospitals over the summer were severely obese, according to a recently published Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study.

Researchers with the agency and children’s hospitals examined data on adolescents who went to hospitals in July or August and had COVID-19.

Of the 713 patients identified as being hospitalized for COVID-19, approximately two-thirds had one or more underlying medical conditions, with obesity being the most common (32.4 percent).

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