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The Latest Health Tip From the FDA is Chocolate-Covered Pizza?


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Isn’t the FDA responsible for protecting the public health of Americans?

COVID-19 is supposedly the biggest health risk facing the country, right?

Besides elderly age and co-morbidities, obesity is the biggest risk factor for developing severe COVID-19 complications.

From the October 2021 study titled “SARS-CoV-2 infects human adipose tissue and elicits an inflammatory response consistent with severe COVID-19

Here, we report that SARS-CoV-2 infects human adipose tissue in COVID-19 patients and in vitro. Significantly extending a prior report that human adipocytes can be infected in vitro (15), we identify both tissue-resident macrophages and mature adipocytes as target cells for SARS-CoV-2 infection (16, 17, 19). Additionally, this study reveals that in vitro infection leads to activation of inflammatory pathways in macrophage and preadipocytes and the secretion of inflammatory factors associated with severe COVID-19. Finally, we provide the first evidence that this may be relevant to disease pathogenesis in humans in vivo, as we detected SARS-CoV-2 RNA in VAT, EAT, and SAT of COVID-19 autopsies. We also demonstrate histologic evidence of inflammation adjacent to viral signals in adipose tissue in an autopsy sample. Together, this in-depth analysis of adipose susceptibility and inflammatory response to SARS-CoV-2 infection suggests that adipose tissue may serve as a potential reservoir for SARS-CoV-2 and potentiator of systemic and regional inflammation, possibly contributing to severe clinical disease in obese individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Even the CDC lists overweight and obesity as a major risk factor for COVID-19:

Overweight (defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m2 but < 30 kg/m2), obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 but < 40 kg/m2), or severe obesity (BMI of ≥ 40 kg/m2), can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. The risk of severe COVID-19 illness increases sharply with elevated BMI.

Back in March, the CDC found that 78% of individuals hospitalized for COVID-19 were overweight or obese.

CNBC stated:

An overwhelming majority of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator or died from Covid-19 have been overweight or obese, the CDC said in a new study Monday.

Among 148,494 adults who received a Covid-19 diagnosis during an emergency department or inpatient visit at 238 U.S. hospitals from March to December, 71,491 were hospitalized. Of those who were admitted, 27.8% were overweight and 50.2% were obese, according to the CDC report. Overweight is defined as having a body mass index of 25 or more, while obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or more.

The agency found the risk for hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths was lowest among individuals with BMIs under 25. The risk of severe illness “sharply increased,” however, as BMIs rose, particularly among people 65 and older, the agency said.

Just over 42% of the U.S. population was considered obese in 2018, according to the agency’s most recent statistics.

Apparently, the Food & Drug Administration didn’t get the memo that obesity is a major risk factor for COVID-19.

The agency’s Twitter page said “everything is up for grabs” on their promotion of ‘National Chocolate Covered Anything Day.’

The FDA celebrated the chocolate lover’s holiday by making this suggestion:

Chocolate-covered pizza?

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That doesn’t exactly promote a healthy diet to combat obesity and its impact on COVID-19.

It’s almost like the FDA wants you fat, stupid, lazy, and more vulnerable to having severe complications if infected by a flu-like virus.

The FDA is the biggest joke and unfit to guide anyone on health.



 

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