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COVID-19 and obesity, diet, exercise and weight management

Date and Time
7th July 2020, 18:00 - 19:00
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The NCSEM-EM hosted a series of online lifestyle education sessions in June and July 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These sessions were aimed at GPs and other healthcare professionals but were open to anyone with an interest in the topics.

COVID-19 and obesity

Dr James King delivered two talks in this session. In his first talk, he discussed the most recent scientific evidence which has identified a link between obesity and COVID-19.

Diet and weight management

Dr David Clayton’s talk will focused on different dietary approaches to weight management. He began by outlining the latest research findings on weight loss diets, before delving into more detail on some of the most popular methods of dieting, including traditional calorie restriction diets, intermittent fasting and low-carbohydrate diets. Dr Clayton summarised with some key considerations for achieving weight loss via diet alteration.

Exercise and weight management

Following on from his first talk Dr James King discussed the merits of physical activity as a therapeutic tool for weight management.

You can view all the presentations in the video above. Specific speakers can be found at the following times:
Dr James King – COVID-19 and obesity (view at 3 mins 09 secs)

Dr David Clayton (view at 40 mins 20 secs)

Dr James King -Exercise and weight management (view at 1 hr 16 mins 30 secs)

Additional questions (view at 2 hr 7 mins 23 secs)