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The Urgency of Anti-Obesity Efforts to Combat COVID-19

Nov 10, 2021
The Founder of The Nicholson Clinic Talks About The Obesity-COVID-19 Correlation

The Founder of The Nicholson Clinic Talks About The Obesity-COVID-19 Correlation

Dallas, Texas, November 10, 2021 – According to two experts from the United Kingdom, the evidence between obesity and COVID-19 effects is becoming increasingly apparent and substantial. “Recent successful interventions in weight management need to be extended and offered to many more people at risk,” the two UK experts say.

“If ever there was a time to expand obesity prevention and treatment, it is now,” says Dr. Nick Nicholson, founder of The Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery. A study of COVID-19 cases suggests that risks of hospitalization, intensive care unit admission, invasive mechanical ventilation, and death are higher with increasing BMI. More than 900,000 adult COVID-19 hospitalizations occurred in the United States between the beginning of the pandemic and November 2020. Models estimate that 271,800 (30.2%) of these hospitalizations were linked to obesity. The Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery uses emerging technology, including robotic bariatric surgery to perform procedures that include Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, LAP-BAND, Gastric Balloon and Revisions. “Weight loss can not only help patients during this pandemic but can also help reverse Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, and other weight-related illnesses,” says Dr. Nicholson.

From lockdowns and stay-at-home orders across the world, the pandemic has contributed to many people gaining weight. Due to less physical activity and unhealthy eating habits taking over, it is important now more than ever to promote anti-obesity efforts. From a clinical outlook, telling patients about the link between obesity and COVID-19 may motivate them to take control and pay closer attention to weight management efforts going forward.

People on the verge of obesity need to start with lifestyle changes. Food choices must become healthier and physical activity increased. The food environment needs to change and be reformulated with cleaner, healthier products to see the shift needed for obesity outcomes to combat COVID-19 for higher longevity in life.

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About Nicholson Clinic
One of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country – Dr. Nick Nicholson – along with a full staff of surgeons, physician assistants, and other experienced clinicians, help patients reverse obesity with LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Balloon and Revisions.