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Impact of disasters, including pandemics, on cardiometabolic outcomes across the life-course: a systematic review
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    RE: Impact of disasters, including pandemics, on cardiometabolic outcomes across the life-course

    De Rubeis et al. conducted a systematic review to evaluate the effect of disasters, including pandemics, on cardiometabolic outcomes (1). Clinical outcomes were checked ≥1 month following the disaster. The effects of exposure to disaster during pregnancy/childhood and during adulthood were included, and increased cardiovascular disease incidence or mortality, diabetes and obesity were observed in each study. Although the biological mechanisms of the association might be complex, long-term effects of disasters on cardiometabolic health should be explored to elucidate prevention strategies against forthcoming disasters (2-4).

    1. e Rubeis V, Lee J, Anwer MS, et al. Impact of disasters, including pandemics, on cardiometabolic outcomes across the life-course: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2021;11(5):e047152.
    2. Chua MWJ. Managing patients with obesity in the post COVID-19 world: Time to sharpen the saw. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2021;15:85-88.
    3. Narita K, Hoshide S, Tsoi K, et al. Disaster hypertension and cardiovascular events in disaster and COVID-19 pandemic. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2021 ;23(3):575-583.
    4. Burg MM, Soufer R. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular Disease. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2016;18(10):94

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