Irena Karas
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia
Publications
  • Mini Review   
    Preventive measures for obesity pandemic during COVID-19 quarantine; choosing the right diet
    Author(s): Gloria Leksic*, Maja Baretic, Irena Karas and Zeljko Krznaric Until recently, obesity was one of the greatest public health issues. At the moment, the world is counting deaths from COVID-19, and raging obesity pandemic is not in the focus. While the quarantine is the mainstay of COVID-19 prevention, it also opposes obesity prevention. Obesity is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 infection. Treatment of obesity during quarantine is challenging; trying to lose weight without the opportunity for outdoor activity or access to fresh and healthy foods may lead to frustration, depression and overeating. Therefore, we propose that patients should focus on preventing new weight gain instead of losing weight. It can be achieved by practicing indoor physical exercise together with adequate diet. The diet should be opposite from, “Western diet pattern’’ and include foods easily obtainable during quarantine; with longer shelf life, but also.. Read More»

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