The pandemic of COVID-19 is already causing many direct effects on health, as we saw in the past few days. Additionally, we also came across the indirect effects of the pandemic on people by taking a toll on their mental health, causing domestic violence, crashing economies,etc.. Above all this, we also saw that misinformation about the pandemic is also taking lives during this terrible period. Adding fuel to all this, yet another lifestyle-oriented disorder is said to affect people worldwide. Danish researchers say that the psychological insecurities caused during this period can lead to obesity. They say that the rate of obesity may explode during this period; therefore, warranting the need to invest in Obesity research.
The research letter was published in the scientific journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology researchers pointed out how COVID-19 Containamnet procedures can lead to obesity. It is said that during this period, economies of the families are getting affected. This leads people to consume more processed and canned foods, which are shown to increase appetite. This leads to people consuming more than what is needed, which then leads to obesity. In addition to this, they also say that distancing measures can shoot our anxieties leading to isolation and loneliness, which also affects our diet. All these with a lack of physical activities will definitely lead to added factors to promote obesity in people.
While experts say that the connection between all these need more in-depth research to exactly understand how all of this works. Experts also urge policymakers to understand this alarming situation that is coming ahead of us. Such an understanding can help them make decisions in a way that all people can have healthier lives.
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