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Adipose tissue may be source of inflammatory factors aggravating COVID-19

Publicado em 24 novembro 2020
There is growing evidence that adipose tissue plays a key role in the aggravation of COVID-19. One of the theories under investigation is that fat cells (adipocytes) act as a reservoir for SARS-CoV-2 and increase viral load in obese or overweight individuals. Scientists also suspect that during infection, fat cells release substances into the bloodstream that boost the inflammatory reaction triggered by the virus in the organism. These hypotheses are being investigated by researchers at the [...]