New Delhi: People who lead sedentary lives and have unhealthy lifestyles are more prone to long-term negative health outcomes related to Covid, including deaths, a new study has revealed.
The authors of the study, published in the American Journal of Medicine, compared geographic maps of the US depicting Covid-19 deaths, various lifestyle behaviors, obesity and chronic conditions.
The study recognized the link between unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and the million deaths from covid-19 in the US.
He stated that there is a significant association between unhealthy behaviors and conditions, such as low physical activity, obesity, diabetes and smoking, and worse outcomes from covid-19 infections.
With this, a pattern is evident and quite alarming to medical professionals, they wrote. The study explained that the current state of health outcomes has been building for decades and should be considered a “syndemic,” which is the simultaneous occurrence of two prevalent or endemic health conditions. “The reality of this comparison should be quite revealing to many,” said Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director, Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute.
“The only way to combat the asindemic we are experiencing is to promote healthy lifestyles and address the health needs of all, especially those in underserved communities who have been disproportionately affected by poor outcomes related to chronic disease and covid-19,” Lavie emphasized. .
Doctors have long known the link between rising death rates and unhealthy lifestyles.
“People who are sedentary with poor eating habits and multiple chronic diseases are always more prone to negative health outcomes,” Lavie said.