Authorities in the UK will prohibit advertising of fast food, as well as fat, salty and sweet food until 9 p.m., as statistics show that overweight people are more likely to suffer from severe coronavirus infection. This is reported on Monday, July 27, the press service of the government.
“As part of the new government strategy to combat obesity, many measures have been proposed to improve the health of the nation, its protection COVID-19, as well as to protect the public health system,” the report says.
The text stresses that in the UK 63% of adults and 33% of children are overweight, and the associated pathologies increase the likelihood of complications and mortality, including coronavirus.
“Almost 8% of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units are obese compared to 2.9% of the total population,” the document says.
According to Johns Hopkins University as of July 27, 301,020 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the UK. 45,837 people died, RNS reports.
Earlier, University of California experts concluded that patients with coronavirus infection, who have diabetes, need hospitalization six times more often, as they have the disease is more severe than patients without diabetes, reports RNS. At the same time, patients with diabetes are 12 times more likely to die from coronavirus.