A Systematic Review on Precision Nutrition for Prevention and Management of Obesity during COVID-19

Wan Nurul Ahlam Syakirah, Wan Mohd Shafie, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Norazmir Md Nor

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The COVID-19 pandemic is now catching the country by surprise. The disease has had a huge influence worldwide, and the nation has been put in lockdown by this health crisis. The psychological health, physical health and economic condition of individuals are adversely impacted by quarantine and lockdown. As mobility is reduced, there will be a dramatic shift in the population's lifestyle, where the people's physical activity level will decrease. Low levels of physical exercise can lead to a large number of obesity cases. Therefore, steps for obesity prevention and management need to be taken. One approach is to administer nutrition with accuracy through precision nutrition. Therefore, this research aims to review articles on precision nutrition for the treatment and control of obesity towards a restricted movement order during the COVID-19 health crisis. The literature search was conducted from May 2020 until January 2021 using Scopus and Science Direct as the main databases. The articles included follow the inclusion criteria published in English language, including nutrition intervention for prevention and management of obesity, focus on health crisis, and no restriction of time and study design. Various studies show that precision nutrition has a potential benefit in preventing or controlling obesity prevalence due to restricted movement order or quarantine upon health crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalPakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Lockdown
  • Obesity
  • Precision nutrition
  • Quarantine


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