Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak for people living with obesity

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak for people living with obesity

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be an international public health emergency. Coronaviruses can cause more severe symptoms and complications in people with obesity-related conditions. There are simple, effective behaviours we can adopt to reduce our risk of catching coronavirus or transmitting the virus to other people. 

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Online training on obesity and COVID-19

World Obesity has developed an e-learning module for health professionals on Obesity and COVID-19, which is available to access for free via the SCOPE E-Learning platform.

In this module, Dr Donna Ryan discusses the links between obesity and COVID-19 and the underlying biologic mechanisms of this association, and outlines management strategies to provide effective treatment to patients with obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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