This study describes body weight changes among participants of the NutriNet Brasil cohort (n = 14,259) during the covid-19 pandemic. We analyzed data reported before the pandemic onset (01/26/2020 to 03/18/2020) and about six months after (09/14/2020 to 10/19/2020). Our results show that 19.7% of the participants gained ≥ 2 kg. Weight gain was directly associated with male gender, lower education, and previous presence of overweight, and inversely associated with age. In turn, 15.2% lost ≥ 2kg, being directly associated with male gender and previous presence of overweight and inversely associated with age.
Costa, C. D. S., Steele, E. M., Leite, M. A., Rauber, F., Levy, R. B., & Monteiro, C. A. (2021). Body weight changes in the NutriNet Brasil cohort during the covid-19 pandemic. Revista de Saude Publica, 55, 01. https://doi.org/10.11606/s1518-8787.2021055003457