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Metabolic Syndrome Linked To Worse Outcomes For COVID-19 Patients

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were over three times more likely to die if they had metabolic syndrome

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes were over three times more likely to die from the disease, according to a new Tulane University study.

The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, is the first to look at the impact of metabolic syndrome on outcomes for COVID-19 patients. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of at least three of five conditions — hypertension, high blood sugar, obesity, high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol — that increases risk for cardiovascular disease…

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