Overweight women most likely to suffer long COVID, study finds

Overweight women are more likely to experience symptoms of long Covid according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

The new study, published today, is one of the largest studies on long Covid in the UK. It shows that having a higher BMI is linked with the condition, and that women are more likely to experience long Covid than men.

The research also shows that people with long Covid are much more likely to need additional, and often lasting, NHS care than those who make a swift recovery.

Prof Vassilios Vassiliou, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School,said: “Long Covid is a complex condition that develops during or after having covid, and it is classified as such when symptoms continue for more than 12 weeks.

“Just over two million people in the UK are thought to suffer with long Covid and it affects people in different ways. Breathlessness, a cough, heart palpitations, headaches, and severe fatigue are among the most prevalent symptoms.

“Other symptoms may include chest pain or tightness, brain fog, insomnia, dizziness, joint pain, depression and anxiety, tinnitus, loss of appetite, headaches, and changes to sense of smell or taste.

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