Obesity and COVID-19 in Latin America: A tragedy of two pandemics-Official document of the Latin American Federation of Obesity Societies.

Halpern, Bruno; Louzada, Maria Laura da Costa; Aschner, Pablo; Gerchman, Fernando; Brajkovich, Imperia; Faria-Neto, José Rocha; Polanco, Felix Escaño; Montero, Julio; Juliá, Silvia María Marín; Lotufo, Paulo Andrade; Franco, Oscar H (2021). Obesity and COVID-19 in Latin America: A tragedy of two pandemics-Official document of the Latin American Federation of Obesity Societies. Obesity reviews, 22(3), e13165. Wiley 10.1111/obr.13165

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In May 2020, Latin America became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, a region already afflicted by social disparities, poor healthcare access, inadequate nutrition and a large prevalence of noncommunicable chronic diseases. Obesity and its comorbidities are increasingly prevalent in Latin America, with a more rapid growth in individuals with lower income, and currently a disease associated with COVID-19 severity, complications and death. In this document, the Latin American Association of Obesity Societies and collaborators present a review of the burden of two pandemics in Latin America, discuss possible mechanisms that explain their relationship with each other and provide public health and individual recommendations, as well as questions for future studies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Franco Duran, Oscar Horacio

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1467-7881

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

21 Dec 2020 15:34

Last Modified:

23 Feb 2021 20:49

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/obr.13165

PubMed ID:

33230898

Uncontrolled Keywords:

COVID-19 Latin America obesity pandemic

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.150020

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/150020

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