The Covid19 threat, if you believe the news, is almost over.
Hooray for the coronavirus vaccines!
Providing immunity against the Covid19 threat, using any of the potentially effective vaccines heralded over the last few weeks, is extremely encouraging news. The covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer & BioNTech, Moderna, and Oxford-AstraZeneca are all claiming far greater effectiveness than any of us could have hoped for. For instance, we are generally content with the yearly sub-50% effectiveness for the seasonal flu-jab. A 90%+ effectiveness is dreamland territory for a vaccine.
But does this answer our coronavirus question?
It is critical to recognise that obese people, even after vaccination, may still have less protection from the covid19 threat than those of a normal or healthy weight.
Normal BMI is typically recognised as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 25 kg/m².
It is also vital to note that individual populations, especially BAME, vary wildly in terms of health risk according to BMI, some even below 25 kg/m².
It has been clear from early on in the pandemic that antibodies against the Covid-19 virus may have a relatively short period of efficacy. But immunity is not just about antibodies. T-cells also have a vital part to play in our immune response to infections.
The T-Cells offer a more long-term function, providing a blueprint for a rapid reintroduction of antibodies when the person is re-exposed to the antigen. As the chance of covid infection may continue for quite a long time, even after a vaccine becomes readily available, it is important to assure that the T-Cell status is as strong as possible.
Unfortunately, obesity has a destructive impact on T-Cells. Significant weight loss is therefore an extremely important, additional measure to protect overweight individuals from the Covid19 threat....
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Obesity increases the risk of multiple forms of autoimmunity (5–7), including multiple sclerosis (MS), thyroid autoimmunity, and type 1 diabetes. Obesity is further associated with an increased risk of certain forms of cancer, including esophageal, breast, endometrial, colorectal, kidney, pancreatic, gallbladder, and thyroid cancer (8, 9). And finally, obese individuals have increased susceptibility to infections due to impaired host defense (10). In fact, obese individuals were more susceptible to the pandemic H1N1 influenza outbreak of 2009 (11).
So, how do we best tackle the Covid19 threat?
Traditional weight loss advice to “eat less and exercise more” has also proven to be futile as a treatment for obesity.
Additionally, in consideration of the wide spectrum of medical problems associated with obesity, real weight loss will have a significant impact on medical treatments. Weight loss should therefore be monitored by a healthcare professional, preferably a GP or Pharmacist.
Lipotrim has proven to provide a safe and effective diet for rapid weight loss, even for extremely overweight people. It is an ideal way to release a healthy body from an overweight or obese individual. The complete complement of essential nutrients provided by Lipotrim during the weight loss period will be ideal for maximising the strength of the T-Cells.
Weight loss has far less to do with looks and beauty than many would have you believe. It is a medical necessity that is especially needed now, to supplement the coronavirus vaccines and fully tackle the covid19 threat.