Shortly after the epidemic began a year ago, Americans began joking about the horrific “Quarantine 15”, worrying that they might gain weight when their homes were closed with food supplies glued to computer screens while watching Netflix.
The concern is real, but assessing the scope of the problem was a challenge. Surveys that simply ask people about their weight are unknown, unreliable, and many medical visits have been virtual.
Now a very small study that uses objective means. Bluetooth-enabled smart weighing scales assume that secured orders are backed up by gaining more than half a pound every 10 days.
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“We know that weight gain is already a health issue in the United States, so the worsening of everything is definitely a concern. Եւ Shelter orders are so pervasive that the large number of people affected by it makes it extremely urgent.” said Marcus, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Although it is almost impossible to generalize based on a study of more than 300 people scattered throughout the United States, all participants regularly tracked their weight.
Many of these people lost weight before receiving asylum orders in their states, Marcus said.
“It is reasonable to assume that these people are generally more concerned with their health, ‘more disciplined’ than anything else,” he said. “It means that we can underestimate. This is the tip of the iceberg. “
Being overweight is associated with an increased risk of developing more severe COVID-19, and the US already has the highest rates of obesity in the world. About 42% of American adults over the age of 20 are obese, as defined by their body mass index, while another 32% of Americans are simply overweight.
The risk of severe disease has also been documented in overweight or obese women. Many states prioritize vaccination for overweight or obese people, as well as other chronic illnesses such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
The new study analyzed data from 269 participants in an ongoing cardiology study, the Health eHeart Study. They voluntarily reported weight measurements from Bluetooth-enabled smart scales and weighed themselves regularly. The researchers collected 7,444 weight measurements over four months, averaging 28 weights per participant.
The group was not a national representation, so the results are not generalized. About three-quarters were white; only 3.5% were identified as S or African-American. About 3% were identified as Asian Americans. The average age was 51 years, they were almost equally divided between men and women.
Participants were from 37 states շրջ from the District of Columbia. The researchers analyzed the weight measurements taken from February 1, 2020 to 2020. June 1 to see the weight changes after both the asylum and asylum orders for each country.
While participants generally lost orders before receiving orders, their weights steadily increased by six tenths of a pound every 10 days after the order was issued, regardless of the country in which they were located, regardless of the chronic weather. Medical conditions:
Blockade has certainly had an impact on diet, what people eat, and how often they eat. Researchers say that restrictions also limit physical activity, which is part of everyday life.
“If you think about people walking, even running on the subway or at the bus stop, or going to the post office to send a letter or stopping at the store, we burn a lot of calories in our non-sporting activities of daily living.” said Lean Redman, a professor of clinical physiology at the Pennington Center for Biomedical Research at Louisiana State University.
His research showed that people ate a healthier diet in the first days of separation, but were more sedentary.
An earlier study by UCSF researchers looked at the calculation of daily steps tracked by smartphone across nearly half a million people in nearly 200 countries. The number of people taking action fell by 27% a month after the World Health Organization declared an epidemic.
Concerns about Exercise also apply to children who are known to gain unhealthy pounds during the summer holidays when they are not in school. The risk for Hispanic children is greater than for white children, says Andrew G. Rundl, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, is the author of a recent paper that expressed concern that school closures would exacerbate existing racial health inconsistencies.
“We argued that being out of school, which we thought would last six months longer, would be like a summer vacation, but worse, as everyone would be loaded on high-calorie foods. “Stay at home, do not go out,” he said. “Anything that makes it dangerous for children in the summer will increase the blockade.”