After pandemic coronavirus can attack the obesity epidemic. New consequences described in the study Danish researchers, reports EurekAlert!.

Experts of the Copenhagen and the Aarhus University (Denmark) believe that the regime of self-isolation will lead to an increase in the number of patients with obesity. Pandemic coronavirus constraints are psychosocial insecurity that provokes overeating. Doctors predict that obesity can lead to serious consequences for health.

Scientists have noticed that from-for crisis incomes in many countries are falling, forcing them to eat more affordable foods. Usually these foods have high calorie content. Junk food stimulates the appetite, leading to overeating. Overeating also contributes to feeling of loneliness that isolated themselves experienced by many citizens. This effect is compounded by the low level of physical activity, as with the onset of a pandemic, a huge part of people stays up and running at home.

According to experts, health authorities should be concerned about the future of the epidemic and take necessary measures. In particular, for developing strategies to combat obesity need to invest in relevant research.

In may, Russian scientists announced the appearance of a new obsessive fear of koreaphobia. According to the expert, most of it is not caused by a potential risk to be infected by the coronavirus, and the fear of losing the ability to feed their families. Post-stress disorder can occur as a few months and a few years after the end of the pandemic.