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Fig. 2. Potential processes after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in people with obesity. COVID-19, coronavirus disease 2019. References: ↓lung function,51 interstitial lung damage68; ↑metabolic rate,69 ↑tissue hypoxia70; ↑blood glucose concentration,46 ↑glucotoxicity71; ↑thromboembolic risk,72 deep vein thrombosis & pulmonary embolism73; immune modulation45; ↑inflammation,42-44,60 ↑systemic inflammation42-44,60; ↑cytokine production,42,43,60 ↑oxidative stress and cytokine storm.74
J Obes Metab Syndr 2020;29:84~98 https://doi.org/10.7570/jomes20056