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A new probe into the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviors, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health.

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL — A new probe into the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviors, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health. Researchers say the most concerning finding indicates a slight increase or the re-emergence of eating disorders, which kill roughly 10,200 people every year — about one person every 52 minutes.

U of M Medical School’s Melissa Simone, a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, collaborated with School of Public Health professor and head of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health Dianne Neumark-Sztainer to learn from study participants in Neumark-Sztainer’s Project EAT between April and May 2020.

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