Associations between #body-mass index and #COVID-19 severity in 6Β·9 million people in England: a prospective, community-based, cohort study

Obesity is a major risk factor for adverse outcomes after infection with SARS-CoV-2. We aimed to examine this association, including interactions with demographic and behavioural characteristics, type 2 diabetes, and other health conditions. MethodsIn this prospective, community-based, cohort study, we used de-identified patient-level data from the QResearch database of general practices in England, UK. We …

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Pharmacological blood #pressure lowering for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease across different levels of blood pressure: an individual participant-level data meta-analysis

The effects of pharmacological blood pressure lowering at normal or high-normal blood pressure ranges in people with or without pre-existing cardiovascular disease remains uncertain. We analysed individual participant data from randomised trials to investigate the effects of blood pressure lowering treatment on the risk of major cardiovascular events by baseline levels of systolic blood pressure. …

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