Large number of people suffering from noncommunicable diseases, obesity and increasing elderly population are the main reasons behind the high COVID-19 fatality rate in Punjab, India, experts maintained.
The severity of COVID-19 is generally mediated by the human body's immune response. Everyone's immunity is different — which is why reactions to the virus are so varied — and there are various genetic, environmental and chronic disease factors that can influence this response.
Britain unveiled plans to tackle an “obesity time bomb” on Monday, banning TV and online adverts for junk food before 9:00 p.m., ending “buy one get one free” deals on such foods and putting calories on menus.
The United States may lead the world in known coronavirus-related deaths not only because it is one of the largest countries, but also because it is among the least healthy among comparable nations when it comes to things like obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, cleveland.com reported.
Girls are far less likely to get married or drop out of school than ever before, but worryingly high rates of obesity, suicide and sexually transmitted infections underline how uneven global progress has been for them over the past 25 years, according to a report published on Wednesday.