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Tags: Coronavirus | adults | u.s. | weight | pandemic

55 Percent of US Adults Gained Weight During the Pandemic

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By Wednesday, 19 May 2021 08:22 AM Current | Bio | Archive

May 19, 2021: Fifty-five percent (55%) of U.S. adults report gaining weight over the past year. A Healthinsurance.com survey also found that 31% admit their alcohol consumption increased during the pandemic.[1]

The survey also found that 38% say they have resumed ''normal life,'' while 49% disagree. Twelve percent (12%) say they never stopped living their ''normal life.''[2]

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Footnotes:

1. Healthinsurance.com, "Coronavirus Survey Captures Work & Life In The New Normal," accessed May 18, 2021

2. Healthinsurance.com, "MAY 2021 SURVEY RESULTS," accessed May 18, 2021

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