COVID-19, Obesity, and Structural Racism: Understanding the Past and Identifying Solutions for the Future

Sara N. Bleich, Jamy D. Ard

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Abstract

Meaningfully addressing the twin pandemics of obesity and COVID-19 requires a deliberate focus on addressing long-standing structural racism. While there has been some progress, policy makers need to act now and make a commitment to prioritizing health equity. Research will be critical to support these efforts now and in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-241
Number of pages8
JournalCell Metabolism
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • legacy of slavery
  • obesity
  • structural racism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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