Scientists spoke about the impact of excess weight
MOSCOW, may 25 — RIA Novosti. In patients with overweight, who are in the hospital with any infectious disease, twice more likely to survive than people who are not suffering from obesity. To the conclusion made by Danish scientists led by Dr Sigrid Gribsholt from the Department of clinical epidemiology at the hospital at Aarhus University. About it writes The Independent.
For their study, results of which were presented at the European Congress on obesity in Vienna, doctors examined data on more than 18 thousand Danish patients hospitalized for urgent medical or surgical procedures in the period from 2011 to 2015.
Having considered the cases of death within 90 days after discharge, they found that patients with overweight, the chances of dying were 40% lower than patients with normal weight. Those who suffer from obesity, this figure increased to 50%.
The trend continued with various accompanying factors, such as Smoking, recent weight changes or the presence of other diseases.
Dr. Gribsholt told The Independent about possible causes of these results.
It is possible that obese patients have more extensive energy reserves, which may be useful in acute diseases. In addition, obesity is associated with chronic stimulation of the immune system that can also be useful in acute diseases.Sigrid Grabshortcut
Researchers call this phenomenon the”paradox of obesity”, the essence of which is that in some diseases, patients are more likely to survive than patients with normal weight.
The Independent cites data from another recently reported study. Doctors from the hospital at a Medical University Taipei hospital John Peter Smith Texas, examined data on patients from thousands of U.S. hospitals.
It turned out that patients with obesity, the chances of surviving pneumonia and sepsis were 29% and 22% higher than patients of normal weight.