Obesity and COVID-19

The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has in many ways made it harder to maintain a healthy body weight. In the US, an American Psychological Association survey conducted in the middle of the pandemic found that some 42% of U.S. adults had gained an average of 29 lbs. in the year since the start of the pandemic. The root causes of this weight gain are simple: people stayed home, moved less and ate more!

During the pandemic, another alarming statistics linking obesity and COVID-19 began to surface. Numerous independent studies observed that obese patients are at substantially greater risk of severe disease and death due to COVID-19.

Although the days of pandemic related restrictions have ended, here in Florida the COVID-19 remains endemic and many remain at risk to catch the disease.

Those who are overweight or obese can protect their health in general and their chances of surviving a COVID-19 infection by losing weight and keeping it off.

Dr. Amir’s Weight Loss and Metabolism Center’s program is proven scientific medical weight loss. The program features both in-person and telehealth plans to meet your needs.

You take control of your weight loss goals with a specialized plan that is tailored to your physique, lifestyle and food preferences. We serve adolescents, adults and families alike with full medical consultations, goal setting, individualized programs to fit your health status and needs. Dr. Amir is a Cleveland Clinic Trained and Board Certified Obesity/Weight Physician with Advanced training from Harvard and Cornell Obesity programs with 18 years of general medical experience.

If you are looking for a program that can be tailored to you and is based on medical science, then contact Dr. Amir’s Weight Loss and Metabolism Center today for a first consultation.


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