hrp0095p1-80 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity | ESPE2022

Obesity and overweight increased in pre-school Swedish children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Holmgren Anton , Nejat Sahar , Edvinsson Sollander Sofia , Durbeej Natalie , Fäldt Anna

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide effects on child health globally. Increased prevalence of childhood obesity has been observed during the pandemic. The absence of a formal societal lockdown during the pandemic, made Sweden stand out compared to other countries. Several studies have shown increases in obesity in children during the COVID-19 pandemic. These studies mainly focused on school age children and adolescents in countries that underwent pe...