Changes in body weight in the NutriNet Brasil cohort during the covid-19 pandemic
Keywords:Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Sociodemographic Variables, Nutritional Status, Coronavirus Infections
This study describes body weight changes among participants of the NutriNet Brasil cohort (n = 14,259) during the covid-19 pandemic. We analyzed data reported before the pandemic onset (01/26/2020 to 03/18/2020) and about six months after (09/14/2020 to 10/19/2020). Our results show that 19.7% of the participants gained ≥ 2 kg. Weight gain was directly associated with male gender, lower education, and previous presence of overweight, and inversely associated with age. In turn, 15.2% lost ≥ 2kg, being directly associated with male gender and previous presence of overweight and inversely associated with age.
Copyright (c) 2021 Caroline dos Santos Costa, Eurídice Martínez Steele, Maria Alvim Leite, Fernanda Rauber, Renata Bertazzi Levy , Carlos Augusto Monteiro
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