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In The News: January 13, 2021 – Nutrition Insight

January 13, 2021
Pandemic disrupts seasonal weight management sector as emotional eating takes a toll

Jan 13, 2021 — After nearly a year of lockdown restrictions and social distancing requirements across the globe, many consumers are resorting to home workouts to keep fit, while others are putting on the pandemic pounds as a result of eating for comfort.

The halt of people traveling to the office, physically grocery shopping and exercising outdoors has reduced people’s total daily energy expenditure to the degree that it becomes a health concern.

The result is an increased demand for ingredients that can support a healthy weight, with the emotional and physical health sectors overlapping.

NutritionInsight speaks to industry experts from Gelesis, Gencor, OptiBiotix Health and PLT Health Solutions about the pandemic’s various influences on the weight management sector and what lies ahead for 2021.

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