COVID-19 and Obesity: What to Know
As per the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 can be found on the World Health Organization’s website, here.
Official Government of Canada COVID-19 website
Below are credible blogs on obesity & COVID-19
- Dr. Ximena Ramos Salas
- Dr. Sue Pedersen
- Fighting obesity bias and stigma during COVID-19
- Is obesity a risk factor for more severe COVID-19?
- Should I Take Ibuprofen or other NSAIDS?
- Obesity now shown to be a stand alone risk factor for more severe infection
- Could there be long term health consequences?
- Putting the pieces together: Mental health and weight management during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Ted Kyle
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- World Health Organization
- Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Network (CMDO) (French and English)
- European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) website
- Obesity Action Coalition
- European Coalition for People Living with Obesity
- Obesity Society
Times of crisis can cause anxiety, directing people to comfort food as a means to deal with the stress. This gets challenging for those already suffering from food addiction and emotional eating.
COVID-19 has forced employees into extended quarantine. This is causing increased stress and aggravating chronic illnesses like obesity.
Many across the globe are still under social distancing orders, making this a difficult and challenging situation at all levels, more so in a population who are all too often self-isolated in the world. As a result, anxieties, doubt, fear and other sentiments might be affecting their health and well-being.
Join Dr. Arya Sharma, Dr. Sean Wharton and Dr. Jonathan Gabor as they discuss risk factors for COVID-19 and explore future treatment options.
Fitting in physical activity has been a challenge… it’s about being able to do something, NOT nothing!
The third installment in our HOPE webinar series on obesity and COVID-19. Dr. Arya Sharma, Dr. Sandy Van, and Sandra Elia discuss strategies for managing emotional eating during physical distancing measures.
HOPE Spotlight: Pediatrics
A great start to our COVID-19 HOPE Spotlight Series with some tough but real conversations addressing the impact of COVID-19 on our kids and adolescents. Please enjoy the discussion!
Do Fat Jokes and Memes Motivate Individuals to Lose Weight? With Dr. Arya Sharma and Dr. Ximena Ramos Salas
L’obésité au temps du COVID-19: Que faire lorsque nous attendons ou avons eu une chirurgie bariatrique?
Pour notre nouveau webinaire français, Mme Nathalie Dumas d’Obésité Canada reçoit le Pr Jean-Claude Moubarac est professeur adjoint en nutrition internationale au Département de nutrition de l’Université de Montréal au Québec Canada.
Ils échangeront sur l’implication de la COVID-19 sur les systèmes alimentaires et particulièrement des astuces pour nous permettre de bien manger à bon prix et dans la joie!
Dr. Laurent Biertho
L’obésité au temps du COVID-19 et les patient.e.s en bariatrie
Nutrition in lock down amid patchy access to healthy food. How to eat healthy in an age of grocery store madness
Dr. Andre Carpentier
Aspects physiologiques et la COVID-19 – Ce que l’on en sait à ce jour
Psychological aspect of COVID-19 – what we know so far
Dr. Mary Forhan
Bariatric friendly health services during COVID-19
Dr. Sarah Chapelsky
How to prevent spread of COVID-19 while in grocery stores
Dr. Sue Pedersen
Is obesity as risk factor for more severe COVID-19 infection?
Dr. Arya Sharma
Obesity Canada’s Scientific Director, announces our live series to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and to provide some encouragement during this difficult time
Fat jokes and memes during the COVID pandemic
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Obesity & COVID-19
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Public Health Agency of Canada lists obesity as a risk factor for more severe COVID-19 illness and outcomes
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ABOM News: Announcing Updated Requirements for 2021 Exam
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April 2, 2020 @ 4:30 MST / 6:30 EST Dr. Arya Sharma and Dr. Sue Pedersen
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Fighting Obesity Bias and Stigma During COVID-19
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Obesity Canada recommendations regarding Coronavirus
We are aware of the concerns raised by the [...]