Study Finds COVID-19 Pandemic Has Worsened Risk Factors for Development & Progression of Childhood Obesity

A new study shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the risk factors for the development and progression of childhood obesity.


An international team of researchers has found that the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the risk factors for the development and progression of childhood obesity. As societies build back from the pandemic, they recommend a focus on reducing childhood obesity risk factors through equitable, evidence-based, and government led action.

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Reducing risk of childhood obesity in the wake of covid-19. 
Chung A, Tully L, Czernin S, Thompson R, Mansoor A, Gortmaker S. The BMJ. 2021;374:n1716. doi:10.1136/bmj.n1716


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