People with a BMI of 30 or more may be at a higher risk

People with a BMI of 30 or more may be at a higher risk

According to the CDC, obesity is not typically one of the medical conditions that places people at a higher risk for the flu. However, of the number of people hospitalized with H1N1 many are considered obese (BMI of 30 – 39.9) or morbidly obese (BMI over 40).

The reason that H1N1 may create more severe problems for this population is that obese or morbidly obese people are at a greater risk of diabetes, heart disease and other underlying health problems.
 

 
 
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