Proportion of overweight people increased 7% during pandemic

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The proportion of overweight people in the adult population in Hungary has increased significantly by 7% since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, according to profitline.hu.

Women have gained an average of 4 kg and men 3 kg since 2019.

Today, 62% of the adult population is overweight or obese, according to a representative study by peakshop.hu.

In such a short time, such a change would in itself be worrying, but it is particularly so given that being overweight is a significant risk factor for coronavirus patients.

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