When Pandemics Collide: The Impact of COVID-19 on Childhood Obesity.

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Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Brief article
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Highlights * Children with obesity face increased biopsychosocial risks during COVID-19. * Stress exacerbates inflammation and immune response in obesity and COVID-19. * The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly interrupted children's daily routines. * The health effects of the obesogenic environment are exacerbated by COVID-19. * Access to timely, comprehensive healthcare is critical during COVID-19. Author Affiliation: (a) No affiliation (b) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing, WI 53211, USA. (c) California State University, CA 92831-3599, USA (d) Marquette University, College of Nursing, WI 53201, USA (e) Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH 43210, USA (f) Loretta C. Ford Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, CO 80045, United States of America (g) Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, MA 02115, United States of America (h) University of Toledo, College of Nursing, Collier Building, OH 43614-2598, United States of America * Corresponding author at: 25 Andrews Avenue, Falmouth, ME 04105, United States of America. Article History: Received 12 August 2020; Revised 28 October 2020; Accepted 6 November 2020 Byline: Nancy T. Browne, MS, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN [nancytkacz@sbcglobal.net] (a,*), Julia A. Snethen, PhD, RN, FAAN [julia@uwm.edu] (b), Cindy Smith Greenberg, DNSc, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN [cgreenberg@fullerton.edu] (c), Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FTOS, FAAN [marilyn.frenn@marquette.edu] (d), Jill F. Kilanowski, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN [kilanowski.2@osu.edu] (e), Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, PhD, PNP, RNC, FAAN [Bonnie.Gance-Cleveland@CUAnschutz.edu] (f), Pamela J. Burke, PhD, RN, FNP, PPCNP-BC, FSAHM, FAAN [pamela.burke@childrens.harvard.edu] (g), Linda Lewandowski, PhD, RN, FAAN [linda.lewandowski@utoledo.edu] (h)

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