Ongoing school closures could lead to increase in childhood obesity, 당뇨병: 박사. Siegel

Fox News 의료 기고자 Dr. Marc Siegel blasted the 바이든 administration Thursday for allowing public 학교 shutdowns in the U.S. to continue as students struggle to stay afloat at home.

Siegel cited a recent Fox News report detailing an uptick in children’s weight due to 감염병 세계적 유행-related difficulties, including disrupted sleep cycles and too much time sitting idly during virtual learning.

Playgrounds are closed. Children are in front of computer screens, if they even have a computer,” Siegel toldFox News Primetimehost Rachel Campos-Duffy. “They are doing binge eating. They are doing comfort food snacking. There’s nobody there to remind them of anything. There’s no fruits or vegetables.

Siegel blamed school closures for disrupted sleep cycles and a decline in activity tied to virtual learning, specifically among kids battling obesity and high blood pressure.


One out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese to begin with,” 그는 말했다. “When we have this situation, we have a growing amount of depression. We have 25% increase in visits for mental health emergencies from children, not to mention all the anxiety and all the depression. It all comes from lack of exercise, not sleeping right, not getting to see your friends or talk to your friends and not eating properly.


I want to tell you, as an internist, we are talking about risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, risks of heart disease. It goes up dramatically with inactivity and obesity,” 그가 설명했다.

Siegel blamedthe politics of fear,” for the debilitating closures, imposed by those who believe themselves to beself-important by restriction.

We knew a long time ago that schools were safe places to go,” 그는 말했다, calling the continued closures anabsolute disgrace.

There is no downside. The risk of transmission within schools is actually lower and the risk from children to teachers, extremely low,” 그는 말했다, “and the risk of children getting sick, 대단히, very low. We have known that for a long time.

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