COVID-19 and childhood obesity

Childhood obesity, which is on the rise, is a risk factor for, as well as a possible negative
outcome, of the restrictions enacted to protect against the novel corona virus 19 infectious
disease [COVID-19]. To examine this premise the PUBMED and GOOGLE SCHOLAR
data bases were sourced for relevant data published between January 2020 and March
2022 on the topic of COVID-19 and childhood obesity. These data bases show most
current publications tend to portray a negative impact of COVID-19 lockdown policies on
childhood obesity prevalence and outcomes. Many calls are hence being made for urgent
efforts to mitigate a possible tsunami of chronic ill health and pain both in the short term,
as well as in the long term among the millions of currently affected overweight children.

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