Skip to content ↓
Press Mentions

A Good Place to Start to Beat the COVID Obesity Pandemic—Warning Labels on Unhealthy Foods

The obesity pandemic is in “the same room” as the COVID pandemic in terms of its threats to health – putting people at greater risk of premature death from multiple causes, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19. And ever since stay-at-home measures became routine, people have gained even more weight – up to 1.5 pounds a month according to one recent US study. Yet countries have the tools to address obesity, note Trish Cotter and Dr. Nandita Murukutla at Vital Strategies, a global public health NGO. We spoke to Ms. Cotter and Dr. Murukutla to find out more.

Read the entire Q&A in Health Policy Watch