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Letters Risks to children during covid-19 pandemic

Risks to Bangladeshi children and young people during covid-19 outbreak

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 11 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2299
  1. Md Sazedur Rahman, researcher1,
  2. Zohra S Lassi, research fellow2,
  3. Sheikh Mohammad Shariful Islam, senior research fellow3
  1. 1Statistics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh
  2. 2Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  3. 3Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. sazedur.stat{at}

Children and young people are at higher risk of adverse health outcomes including obesity, neglect, and abuse by parents, and thus are more prone to mental health and chronic health issues during the covid-19 pandemic.1

The current lockdown situation has led children and young people into a sedentary lifestyle, which might increase the incidence of obesity and …

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