Association of Weight Loss Surgery With Severity of COVID-19

JAMA Surgery

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2021

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What The Study Did: In this study that included nearly 12,000 patients with obesity, substantial weight loss achieved with weight loss surgery was associated with improved outcomes after contracting COVID-19 infection, including a lower risk of severe disease, hospitalization and need for supplemental oxygen.

Authors: Steven E. Nissen, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.6496)

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