DiscoverHigh Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MSChildhood Obesity Surges 23% in 2020, Is Insulin Resistance Promoting New Viral Variants?
Childhood Obesity Surges 23% in 2020, Is Insulin Resistance Promoting New Viral Variants?

Childhood Obesity Surges 23% in 2020, Is Insulin Resistance Promoting New Viral Variants?

Update: 2021-09-04
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People often say, “kids are resilient.” However, scientists find children gained 23.9% more fat as a result of school closures in 2020. We also discuss a new paper suggesting poor metabolic health may be to blame for emergent viral variants and more. 

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0:00 Kids body fat surged during the pandemic
2:25 Vitamin D Health Benefits
2:57 Obesity and Recidivism
3:41 Why aren’t parents concerned?
4:00 Kids and Mortality from the virus
4:40 Kids and metabolic health
5:43 Obesity and the virus in adults
6:19 Stay home order caused weight gain
7:45 Why Obesity is a problem
9:10 Obesity environment and virulent virus strains
10:20 Viral load and obesity
12:18 Rates of Obesity in Kids skyrockets during pandemic
18:39 Response to Obesity Crisis is insufficient
20:20 Infection course in kids and co-morbidities
22:12 Diabetes Prevalence in kids is up 95%

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Childhood Obesity Surges 23% in 2020, Is Insulin Resistance Promoting New Viral Variants?

Childhood Obesity Surges 23% in 2020, Is Insulin Resistance Promoting New Viral Variants?