The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organization study showed.
In one of the larg
Bahrain’s obesity rate could be trimmed down by as much as 30 per cent if more people opted for robotic weight-loss surgery, according to a visiting expert. Surgical gastroenterologist and bariatric surgeon Dr Prasad Krishnan said the pr
Almost one-third of Bahraini teenagers are overweight or obese, according to the latest official figures. Sedentary lifestyles and bad dietary habits are to blame for the startling statistic, which 10 years ago stood at 24 per cent, Health Min
Obesity is rising alarmingly among Bahrain’s young generation. According to recent field studies, 16.3 per cent of children and teenagers are overweight, while 6.6 per cent suffer from obesity, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (G
About 41.4 per cent of girls between the age of 15-18 and 60.4 per cent of boys of the same age were classified as obese or overweight in Kuwait in a report, making obesity a growing health concern for children.
A team of consulta
Despite a drop in the number of people facing starvation, nearly one in three of the world's population are malnourished, even as obesity spreads around the globe, an international food security think-tank said on Tuesday.
Bahrain’s first mobile unit dedicated to combating obesity in children was unveiled yesterday (June 16).
It is expected to almost triple the number of overweight children seen by specialists, who will use the converted truck
Quality Life Medical Clinic (QLMC) has opened a fully comprehensive, multi-disciplinary centre in Dubai Marina, dedicated to provide complete medical and surgical care of obesity in the UAE.
The clinic will treat each patient acco
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international expe
Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws.
The landmark decision