Long Covid linked with increased body weight : Study

Updated: Dec 1 2022 12:27PM

London, Dec 1 (PTI) Overweight women are more likely to experience symptoms of long Covid, according to a new research.

The study from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that having a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) is linked with the condition, and that women are more likely to experience long Covid than men. It is one of the largest studies on long Covid in the UK, the study said.

The research, published in PLOS Global Public Health, also shows that people with long Covid were much more likely to need additional, and often lasting, care at the National Health System (NHS) than those who make a swift recovery.