Childhood obesity DOUBLED during the pandemic

The CDC found that for severely obese kids, expected annual weight gain went from 8.8 pounds to 14.6 pounds, nearly double during 2020.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionsThe changes in the spike protein of emerging variants, immunomodulation by viral proteins, and altered expression of host viral entry receptor in pre-existing diseases are the key determinants of host response to SARS-CoV2 and its disease outcome.
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Sydney, Australia (October 20) - DePuy Synthes* in Australia, the Orthopaedics business unit of Johnson &Johnson, and the Johnson &Johnson Institute, today launched a first-of-its-kind in Australia mobile training lab bringing next-generation training directly to surgeons and their teams around Australia. The VELYSTM Digital Surgery Mobile Lab will provide on-site access to next-generation hands-on training, virtual reality-based operating environments, and real-time collaboration with the global surgical community, all of which is designed to equip Australian orthopaedic surgeons to be proficient with the VELYS Ro...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe COVID-19 pandemic is a unique disease process that has caused unprecedented challenges for intensive care specialists. The hyperinflammatory hypermetabolic nature of the disease and the complexity of its management create barriers to the delivery of nutritional therapy. This review identifies the key differences which characterize this pandemic from other disease processes in critical illness and discusses alternative strategies to enhance success of nutritional support.Recent FindingsProlonged hyperinflammation, unlike any previously described pattern of response to injury, causes metabolic pe...
Source: Current Nutrition Reports - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Continuously rising numbers of obese critical care patients pose many challenges to the healthcare workers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them, proning may be one of the most labour intensive tasks. Prone positioning is performed manually in hospitals where mechanical lifting aids are unavailable, however the exact method of manual proning is not explicitly described in the literature.Here, we present a case of a morbidly obese patient with COVID-19 pneumonitis in Intensive Care Unit with a step-by-step guide of the manual proning technique.
Source: Australian Critical Care - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Case study Source Type: research
sztyüs The prevalence of obesity already reached epidemic proportions many years ago and more people may die from this pandemic than from COVID-19. However, the figures depend on which measure of fat mass is used. The determination of the associated health risk also depends on the applied measure. Therefore, we will examine the most common measures for their significance, their contribution to risk assessment and their applicability. The following categories are reported: indices of increased accumulation of body fat; weight indices and mortality; weight indices and risk of disease; normal weight obesity and norma...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe first Covid-19 Italian lockdown had a significant impact on healthy habits of the population, leading to an increase of physically active individuals. Furthermore, a relation between unhealthy lifestyle factors and stopping physical activity during lockdown was found. European governments should adopt health promotion strategies to avoid the increase of sedentary behaviours during and after the pandemic.Key messagesPhysical activity habits changed during lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemics and a relation between unhealthy lifestyle factors and stopping physical activity during lockdown was found.European gove...
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractMore than five years since the global commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 690 million people lack sufficient food and economic projections suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic may add an additional 83 to 132 million people to the ranks of the undernourished. Meanwhile, 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted globally each year, utilizing 38% of total energy consumption in the global food system. Child and adult overweight and obesity are increasing in almost all countries, and on a global level the cost of a healthy diet is 60% higher than the cost of a nutrient adequate diet, and almost 5 times th...
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe increasing prevalence of hidden hypertension and, consequently, the number of untreated individuals with raised BP (from 29.6% to 43.5%, p = 0.014) among women is quite alarming; therefore, a targeted public health strategy and targeted interventions are desperately needed to prevent further worsening of the current situation.Key messagesAmong Roma women, the prevalence of hidden hypertension and, consequently, of elevated blood pressure increased significantly over the study period.Stopping the increasing trend of MetS would require interventions which focus on the increasing prevalence of central obesity a...
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsAcute renal failure, obesity, and smoking were strongly associated with both severity and admission to intensive care among patients with COVID-19 infection. More research needs to be done to assess the role of these underlying factors in the severity of COVID-19 infections.Key messagesThe design of predictive models for ICU admission during the COVID-19 pandemic should be promoted.Features associated to vulnerability in COVID-19 patients must be identified.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe indirect effects of COVID-19 pandemic are yet undefined, but behavioral and lifestyle consequences of the containment measures may cause weight changes, with different concerns across demographic groups. Our aim was to determine weight changes based on the data collected from same individuals before (2017) and during (2020) the COVID-19 pandemic.MethodsParticipants aged 25+ years, from the nationally representative FinHealth 2017 Study and its follow-up survey in autumn 2020, with information on self-reported weight in both years were included (n = 4770). Weight maintenance was defined as
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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