health & wellness

Factors That Can Increase COVID-19 Infection Risk

BP World Bureau | Apr 03 2021
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COVID-19 is transmitted through nasal and salivary fluids through sneezing, coughing and physical contact. 

While the infection itself can be controlled through masks and social distancing, some people's body defence system can control the infection.

However, there is a higher chance of infection due to the following reasons based on their health status and lifestyle. 

People who are affected by type 2 diabetes or high BMI are at risk of COVID-19 infection. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine was published today in the journal PLoS ONE.

Controlling abnormal body weight and HDL levels is important.

It can be done through activities like regular exercise and a diet rich in monounsaturated fats like extra virgin olive oil and avocados.