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Public lecture: Obesity, ethnicity and COVID-19 – One year on

Date and Time
1st July 2021, 17:30 - 18:30
Booking
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This public lecture will be delivered by Cameron Razieh, Epidemiologist and Statistician working at the Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Leicester on Thursday 01 July 2021. The talk will discuss the relationship between obesity, ethnicity and COVID-19 outcomes and what we have learnt a year on from the start of the pandemic.

Evidence has previously reported that minority ethnic groups, particularly South Asian and black African or Caribbean populations, are at an increased risk of COVID‐19 and resulting complications. Obesity is also an established risk factor for COVID-19 outcomes, but less is known about the interaction between obesity and ethnicity and whether the strength of associations observed with obesity remain consistent across ethnic groups and whether this may contribute to the increased risk seen in ethnic minority groups.

 
Cameron Razieh is an Epidemiologist and Statistician working at the Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Leicester. He has recently completed a PhD investigating ethnicity and health inequalities and continues to conduct research in this area.

EVENT DETAILS

Thursday 01 July 2021, BST

This event will take place online. It is free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in the topic. To book your place please click on the book now button above and complete the booking form. You will be emailed details of how to access the online talk the day before the event.

If you have any questions about this event please email Alison Stanley at NCSEM-Education@lboro.ac.uk.

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