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Does COVID-19 impacts obesity persons?

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Does COVID-19 impacts obesity persons

Does COVID-19 impacts obesity persons? Yes!!It’s true.

Obesity is a common, serious, and expensive chronic disease. Having obesity puts people at risk for many other serious chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes,heart disease,high blood pressure,fatty liver,high cholesterol, increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in turning the tide against obesity and its disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minority groups.

Adults with excess weight are at greater risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Obesity is linked to impaired immune function, decreases lung capacity and reserve and can make ventilation more difficult.

A study of COVID-19 cases suggests that risks of hospitalization, intensive care unit admission, invasive mechanical ventilation, and death are higher with increasing BMI.

What Steps Should One Take Now?

1) Eating a healthy diet: Healthy diet can help prevent or support self-management of Obesity.Good nutrition can help support optimal immune function.Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains as well as the appropriate amount of calories is important for your health, and can help with weight loss and preventing weight gain.

2) Being active: Physical activity helps you feel better, sleep better, reduce anxiety and also help with preventing weight gain.

3) Getting enough sleep: Insufficient sleep has been linked to obesity.

4) Coping with stress: Over a time period, these actions can help individuals with obesity improve their losing weight.

For online consultation – 

Dr. B Sirisha
Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics,
Dip in Public Health management,
Oncology certified dietician,
IAPEN Diabetes core committee member.
Specialized in
Women & Child Health ( Gyneac and Pediatric), Diabetes & Gut health Diet counsellings.

 

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Covid-19 in India: 18,987 new cases in last 24 hours, 20% higher than day before

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Covid-19 in India: 18,987 new cases in last 24 hours, 20% higher than day before

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Wednesday said that India registered 18,987 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which was 20 per cent higher than what the country had witnessed a day before.

Also, total of 246 deaths were reported during the same time, increasing the total reported death count to 4,51,435.

With this, the total Covid caseload in India has increased to 3,40,20,730.

The top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 11,079 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 2,219 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,280 cases, Mizoram with 1,028 cases and West Bengal with 771 cases.

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Covaxin gets emergency use approval for kids aged 2-18 years

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Covaxin gets emergency use approval for kids aged 2-18 years

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on Covid-19 has granted emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children in the 2-18 years age group.

In September, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech had completed Phase-2 and Phase-3 trials of Covaxin on children below 18 years of age and also submitted the trial data to the Drugs and Comptroller General of India (DCGI).

“After detailed deliberation, the committee recommended for grant of market authorization of the vaccine for the age group of 2 to 18 years for restricted use in emergency situation,” the subject expert panel said in a statement.

 

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Govt has no data of Covid-19 vaccines given daily by private hospitals

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Govt has no data of Covid-19 vaccines given daily by private hospitals

The Union health ministry has said that it does not hold data of daily Covid-19 vaccines doses administered by private hospitals and health service providers.

In a response to RTI petition and appeal filed by activist Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra, the government has said the same

In its first reply, the government mentioned, “Private hospitals/institutions etc procure vaccines directly from the vaccine manufacturers. Data asked pertains between manufacturers and private hospitals/institutions etc. Separate vaccination data is not available, however, the vaccination data ll date can be checked on the below link hps://dashboard.cowin.gov.in/ (sic).”

“This information is not maintained and is not available since procurement of vaccines by private hospitals private healthcare service providers and private entities are done directly from the manufacturers,” the Union health ministry said.

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