Obesity And InfectionsMonday, September 28, 2015
The relationship between obesity and infections is multidimensional and complex.
Not only have certain infections (e.g. adenovirus Ad36) been associated with increased weight gain, there is also evidence that people with excess weight may be both more susceptible and well as have a greater likelihood of developing severe complications from infections. Furthermore, both vaccinations and conventional doses of antibiotics may be less effective in this population.
For a comprehensive review of all of these aspects of this relationship, readers may wish to refer to a paper by Nikhil Dhurandar and colleagues published in Obesity Reviews.