Childhood obesity and COVID-19

Retrospective studies comparing child BMI recordings pre and post pandemic indicate a rise in obesity levels, among all age groups [1,2,3]. Risk factors believed to exacerbate overweight included: reduced physical activity, increased screen time, and access to unhealthy foods. Local data post pandemic is still being collected, but 10 years[…]

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World Obesity Day

The World Health Organization highlight that obesity rates have nearly tripled since 1975. Globally, obesity and overweight kill more people than underweight. More importantly, obesity is both preventable and treatable. The four main aims of this day are to increase awareness, encourage advocacy, improve policies and share experiences. Read more:[…]

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Obesity and COVID-19

New PHE report confirms that excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 A new report from Public Health England highlights that people with COVID-19 who are living with overweight or obesity, are at notably increased risk of serious COVID-19 complications and death.The report also emphasises[…]

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