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Hypertension, obesity and diabetes: The deadly combination of COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) As Health authorities in Costa Rica have pointed, risk factors that are a deadly combination with COVID-19. Almost all the people who have died in the country (31 as of this Monday) from this virus had a "combo" of these diseases. According to data...

Half of Costa Ricans over 19 have at least one risk factor for coronavirus

(QCOSTARICA) The coronavirus pandemic puts a third of the Costa Rican population in particular danger, the 1.6 million over the age of 19 who suffer from high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, or smoking. These are all diseases that complicate the health of patients with COVID-19. According...

Facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, Chile is waging war on unhealthy foods

Rico's TICO BULL - Rich or poor, no country is immune to the rapid rise in overweight and obesity among both adults and children. But a few are finding they can push back, making sure their citizens get clear information about the food they...

How to stop sitting yourself to death

Sitting is probably killing you slowly — whether you exercise vigorously every day or not. Sitting has been referred to as the new smoking. And a recent study shows that risk of death begins to rise if bouts of sitting persist for longer than...


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