COVID kilos are real

It may fall into the category of ‘stating the bleeding obvious’, but now US researchers have proven lockdown is not good for the waist line.

According to a longitudinal cohort study of almost 270 adults, recently published in JAMA Network Open, lockdown (or as the Americans call it ‘shelter-in-place’) was associated with a 0.27kg increase in weight every 10 days on average.

So that is just under a kilogram a month, which will certainly add up when severe restrictions continue for an extended period (sorry Melbournians).

The study involved adults, average age 52 years, from a number of centres around the states who were under significant restrictions to help stem the spread of COVID-19 from February to June 2020. The male:female ratio ...

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