Study suggests adults under stay-at-home orders gained nearly two pounds a month

American adults gained half a pound on average for every 10 days spent under stay-at-home orders, a new study finds.cdc centers for disease control and prevention obesity 2017-2018 america us adults© iStock cdc centers for disease control and prevention obesity 2017-2018 america us adults

In a study posted online by the JAMA Network health journal, researchers from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) found that participants under stay-at-home orders gained on average 0.59 pounds every 10 days spent under lockdown – a finding that could indicate as many as 20 pounds gained over the course of 2020 and early 2021 for some newly-remote workers.

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