Asian populations are known to have higher disease risks at lower body mass index thresholds, the researchers said. Photo: Shutterstock Asian populations are known to have higher disease risks at lower body mass index thresholds, the researchers said. Photo: Shutterstock
Asian populations are known to have higher disease risks at lower body mass index thresholds, the researchers said. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus: Singapore study finds overweight Asians three times as likely to need intensive care

  • The study of 91 Covid-19 patients under the age of 60 also found those with a BMI of 25 or higher were six times more likely to need supplemental oxygen
  • Asians are known to have higher disease risks at lower body mass index thresholds, the researchers said, possibly because of body fat distribution

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Asian populations are known to have higher disease risks at lower body mass index thresholds, the researchers said. Photo: Shutterstock Asian populations are known to have higher disease risks at lower body mass index thresholds, the researchers said. Photo: Shutterstock
Asian populations are known to have higher disease risks at lower body mass index thresholds, the researchers said. Photo: Shutterstock
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