Excess weight and COVID-19: insights from new evidence

Insights from new evidence on the relationship between excess weight and coronavirus (COVID-19)




Excess weight and COVID-19: insights from new evidence


Excess weight and COVID-19: Annex A



This report brings together findings from UK and international studies published during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It offers information about excess weight and its association with COVID-19 for the following outcomes:

• laboratory confirmation
• hospitalisation
• admission to intensive or critical care and treatment
• risk of mortality

This report offers some important insights into the prevalence, causes and risks of being overweight and also includes information regarding food and drink purchases and physical activity during the lockdown.

The report is intended to provide insights for policymakers and those in health marketing.

Public Health England