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Obesity rate at 72pc among Saudi adults

More than 72 per cent of Saudi Arabian adults over 40 are overweight, while there is an 18 per cent obesity rate among children, a report said. About 50 per cent of Saudi women and a third of men do not take up any physical activi

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Obesity becoming the new norm in Europe

Being overweight is so common in Europe that it risks becoming "the new norm", with around a third of teenagers now heavier than is recommended for their health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a report. In a

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Obesity quadruples to billion in developing world

The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, according to a report from a UK think tank. The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worl

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Hatta hospital opens obesity clinic

Hatta Hospital in the UAE has opened a dedicated obesity and weight management clinic to help overweight patients  fight the flab. UAE has a high prevalence of overweight and obese population in the country and as per  2012 Wo

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Child obesity a major issue in poor states: WHO

Many low-income countries are neglecting overweight as a major health threat and lack policies to halt the growing burden of diseases due to the rise of obesity, according to new information released by WHO. More than 75 per cent

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Physical activity ‘crucial to combat diabetes’

The implementation of a structured schools-based exercise programme is crucial in combating the high risk of diabetes among overweight Emirati school children, a recent research study said. The report, commissioned by the Automobi

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Bahrain '10th fattest in the world'

Bahrain has been ranked among the world’s top 10 fattest nations, taking the 10th spot, according to an international study. The Weight of Nations: An Estimation of Adult Human Biomass, says people consume nearly 3,000 calories daily and t

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Wealthy 'getting fatter, poor still remain thin'

The 'First world' health problems such as obesity and heart disease may be gaining ground in developing nations, but they are mostly afflicting the rich and middle class while poor people remain undernourished and underweight, a study said

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Ailing, overweight cost US $153bn a year

Full-time US workers who have chronic health troubles or are overweight cost more than $153 billion in lost productivity each year from absenteeism, according to a Gallup-Healthways study released on Monday. The study found that the 86 per

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40pc in UAE ‘overweight or obese’

Forty per cent of respondents in a recent survey in the UAE were found to be overweight to obese, while 70 per cent are more likely to consult the Internet than a doctor for health related information. The survey, conducted by the National

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