Review Article
Volume 5 Issue 2 - 2021
The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Childhood Obesity: A Review
Aminah Adil AL-Sulaiman1*, Gofran Mohammed A Kwas2, Fatimah Abdulrazaq Al Zaher3, Abdulelah Anwar Bawazier4, Mariam Saad AlOsaimi5, Rawabi Hamad Algomaishy5, Faisal Naif R Alruwaili6, Nujud Abdulqader Albalawi6 and Amani Shabab Alotaibi7
1Dammam Primary Healthcare Centers, Saudi Arabia
2Medical University of Silesia, Poland
3Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
4King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia
6University of Tabuk , Saudi Arabia
7College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Aminah Adil AL-Sulaiman, Family Medicine Consultant, Dammam Primary Healthcare Centers, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 11, 2021; Published: January 21, 2021




Abstract

In the recent past, the public health sector has experienced a spike in the number of individuals affected by obesity and overweight, leading to a global pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, in 2016, approximately 1.9 billion adults were overweight, with 13% being children. Obesity is linked to the development of a range of chronic illnesses and is currently the leading cause of death. Childhood obesity has also been on the rise and has achieved pandemic levels on a global scale. Obesity in childhood has detrimental effects and a significant impact on the affected individuals' psychological and physical health. The development of obesity is a concept that is not fully understood in terms of its development, and it is linked to various causes and has profound consequences on affected children. The Covid-19 pandemic is another issue that has an impact on childhood obesity which affects the health and well-being of children. COVID-19 has led to lifestyle changes that expose children to obesity risks. This article addresses the causes and consequences of paediatric obesity and describes the impact of COVID-19 on its prevalence and health risks.

 Keywords: Paediatric Obesity; Childhood Obesity; Obesity; Prevalence of Obesity; Obesity and COVID-19

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Citation: Aminah Adil AL-Sulaiman., et al. “The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Childhood Obesity: A Review”. EC Diabetes and Metabolic Research 5.2 (2021): 15-21.

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