Lama M Alshehri

College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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  • Original Article   
    Impact of Covid-19 Lockdown on the Unhealthy Dietary Habits and Physical Activity of Children and Adolescents Living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Author(s): Lama M Alshehri and Abdulmoein E Al Agha*

    Objectives: This study is determining the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown on dietary habits and physical activity among children and adolescents living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive data were collected from April–June 2020 through clinical interview questions via telecommunication at a virtual pediatric endocrine clinic. Results: More than half (58.4%) had appetite changes. Moreover, 39.4% had difficulty maintaining a healthy, balanced diet during the pandemic, including an increase in the consumption of simple carbohydrates, fried foods, and soft drinks. Those with a higher socio-economic status had increased snack food consumption (p<0.047). There was a significant decrease in physical activity among 58.2% of the children/adolescents, .. Read More»

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