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Fat cells act as reservoir for Covid-19, making it more severe: Study

Publicado em 22 novembro 2020
New research further corroborates that adipose tissue -- a storehouse of fats -- acts as a reservoir for SARS-CoV-2, making it severe for obese patients. Researchers in their study also speculated that during infection fat cells release into the bloodstream substances that boost the inflammatory reaction triggered by the virus in the organism. These hypotheses are being investigated by researchers at the University of São Paulo's Medical School (FM-USP) in Brazil. "A cytokine [...]