Skip to comments.Nearly Half Hospitalized for Flu Are Obese
Posted on 01/12/2014 2:07:48 PM PST by BenLurkin
In previous years, the percentage of obese patients hospitalized for flu was in the 20-30 percent range, according to health authorities. Being overweight is a risk factor for having a less efficient immune system, which can make people vulnerable to infection.
Most of the cases in the U.S. are the H1N1 flu strain, which caused a global pandemic during the 2009-2010 flu season.
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More than half are not obese. Conclude that it is safer to be obese?
Speaking for myself, I certainly hope so.
Though I am 45 pounds lighter today than I was a year ago.
Half the people today are obese. So if half the flu cases are in obese people, so what?
And I’ll bet that more than half had hair.
Gotta love statistics.
Swine flu attacks the obese? Fe-ic!
Good to know this extra piece of cake will help ward off the flu.
Sauerkraut cake, yum! Don’t knock it until you try it.
Couldn’t this simply indicate that more and more Americans are obese?
We might also be able to come up with data suggesting that more and more Americans getting haircuts are obese.
and since at least half the American population (adults) are obese, it makes sense that half the flu cases are obese people....
I'll make a bold statement...I'll bet well over half the flu cases vote democrat all the time....
Ok ( and in previous years there weren’t so many fatassed supersized folks either ). But I get the message. Thanks.
How many have had flu shots? I will bet most have had them.
Somewhere, somebody attributes his continued health to never wearing socks or underwear. “I never get sick!”. What this guy saves on medication he gets to pay in weekly dry cleaning bills, so there’s that.
The hospital will not admit you because you have the flu. You get admitted because you are presenting with acute symptoms of something worthy of admission - like pneumonia.
Pulmonary concerns are generally what gets the obese flu patient admitted, along with cardiological risks compounded.
Most Flu Victims Hospitalized Are Average Weight and Health.
Women, Minorities, Gay and Transgendered hardest hit.
The “Fat Nazis” control all headlines. :)
Congrats Ben on doing your deal on the weight. Best, Rita.
and we know obese people are the result of global warming....
‘cept there was no global pandemic in 2009 and 2010
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