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While the usual medical view of obesity is that it is bad for health and likely to shorten lifespan, paradoxically, when it comes to surviving severe sepsis, carrying too much weight could be an advantage. So says new research that studied over 1,400 obese and normal weight US patients who were hospitalized with the life-threatening infection.

Published in the journal Critical Care Medicine, the study raises interesting questions about how obesity affects the body's response to infection. Most studies have linked it to worse, not better health outcomes.

Lead author Dr. Hallie C. Prescott, a pulmonary and critical care medicine clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System in Ann Arbour, says:

"Physicians expect obese patients to do poorly, and this belief can affect the care and counseling they provide to patients and their families. Our study indicates obese sepsis patients actually have lower mortality and similar functional outcomes as normal weight patients."



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