Named a new factor that increases the risk of death from coronavirus

High blood sugar doubles the risk of death from severe forms COVID-19. This is stated in the study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Diabetologia.

Conclusions of experts are based on the case histories of more than 600 residents of the city of Wuhan, was hospitalized with coronavirus in the period from 24 January to 10 February.

Scientists have found that people with relatively high levels of glucose in the blood have died from the virus-caused complications are 2.3 times more often than other patients.

Experts say that elevated blood sugar contributes to the formation of blood clots and inflammation and impairs the function of blood vessels.

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