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Patients Seek Surgery to Combat Major Covid-19 Risk Factor: Obesity


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Patients Seek Surgery to Combat Major Covid-19 Risk Factor: Obesity

Eliza Henderson has been thinking about getting surgery to shrink her stomach and help her lose weight for more than a year. At age 48, she’s 5-foot-3 and weighs 232 pounds, giving her a body-mass index of 41, well over what the National Institutes of Health defines as obese. “I just never wanted to take…

Eliza Henderson has been thinking about getting surgery to shrink her stomach and help her lose weight for more than a year. At age 48, she’s 5-foot-3 and weighs 232 pounds, giving her a body-mass index of 41, well over what the National Institutes of Health defines as obese.

“I just never wanted to take the plunge,” she said. Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Lockdowns…

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