This month's newsletter is written by guest author Sydney Pryor. Sydney is currently a second year PhD student in the Department of Health Policy and Management at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health where she is also a Graduate Fellow for the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness.
The Syndemic of COVID-19, Obesity, and Food Insecurity
COVID-19 and Obesity
As the United States begins to wind down from the worst parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can begin to take stock of the effects that obesity has had on the outcomes of COVID-19 and the effects of COVID-19 on the prevalence of obesity. In this month’s newsletter, we review what we have learned about both of these impacts.
Effects of Obesity on COVID-19 Outcomes
This month's newsletter is written by guest author Amelia Corl. Amelia recently graduated from The George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and is a Research Assistant with the STOP Obesity Alliance. This article was written as a component of the author’s Culminating Experience project titled “A Messaging Framework for Obesity.”
Mental Health, Obesity, and Racial Disparities
Obesity and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
In January we celebrated the 2-year anniversary of the release of the Lancet Commission on Obesity report, entitled “The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change.” The report focuses on the contributions of the food and agriculture, urban design, land use, and transportation systems, and the triple duty solutions to mitigate their contributions to the Global Syndemic. For example, the transportation sector in the U.S.
Weight Can't Wait
The Weight Can't Wait guide fills the gap in obesity management training and provides healthcare professionals with a short, accessible, practical, and informative guide to effective obesity care.
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