Nine out of 10 deaths from coronavirus have occurred in countries with high obesity levels, according to World Health Organization (WHO)-backed research that sets out the stark correlation between excessive weight and lives lost to the disease.

The study from the World Obesity Federation (WOF), which represents scientists, medical professionals and researchers from more than 50 regional and national obesity associations, showed mortality rates were 10 times higher where at least 50% of the population was overweight...

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