UAE Ranked 22nd Most Obese Nation in the World

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Obesity rates around the world have more than doubled for only 20 years, according to the latest report by the World health Organization. The study found that as of 2014, more than half a billion adults are obese and the number of overweight men and women has jumped to two billion worldwide. Read more: UAE […]

Hunger, Cancer, Ebola, AIDS… Obesity Tops Them All

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The Ebola virus is dominating all global news right now, with some countries starting to consider imposing travel bans and closing their borders. And while Ebola is indeed a horrible threat, it can’t compare to worldwide-spread issues such as AIDS, cancers and hunger. And obesity, experts add, explaining that the lifestyle-related disease actually tops them […]

One Third from Global Population Suffer from Obesity

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Obesity is a growing health issue not only in a few developed countries like it was several decades ago, but it is posing a threat to the entire world. A new research that studied obesity rates in 188 countries for 33 years says that almost 30 percent of the global population, or 2.1 billion people, […]

Diabetes and Obesity are Top Priorities for GCC Doctors

The International Family Medicine Conference and Exhibition concluded after three days of scientific sessions, workshops and symposiums. More than 2000 visitors and participants attended the event with a general consensus that IFM had exceeded expectations and witnessed a great success in its first edition.  Read more: UAE Ranked 22nd Most Obese Nation in the World […]

Top 5 Weight Loss Supplements This Holiday Season

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Want to get rid of the few extra pounds and get fit for the upcoming seasonal parties? Diet and exercise routine is the best strategy, but to boost the effect, try out one of the most successful food supplements for losing weight. We have chosen the five most popular and most preferred dietary pills nowadays […]

Hunger Gene Found Responsible for Obesity

If you always feel like you have room for one more piece of dessert, then you are most probably a proud owner of the so-called “hunger gene” that affects averagely one in six people. Scientists found out that this particular FTO gene is making you feel hungry for sugary and fatty foods and is indeed […]

Diet Conversations Could Be Harmful for Children

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Parents usually try to provide the best for their kids according to their understanding. This norm often includes teaching children how to eat and live healthily. But in the attempt to stress over the widespread problem of obesity, some parents often force children to follow strict diets and lose weight. According to scientists, this could […]

Obesity Officially Recognized as Disease

In the middle of global obesity epidemic, the American Medical Association voted on a new, official definition for it – now obesity is officially a disease. What was always seen as a lifestyle choice, will be now addressed and managed as a disease in the United States, a fact which will impact the healthcare policy, […]

1 in 3 Children in UAE Overweight or Obese

Obesity rates among young people in the United Arab Emirates are continuously increasing. Currently one in three children is either overweight or obese. This was revealed by researchers when the findings of the Abu Dhabi Childhood Obesity Study were announced on Tuesday. Read more: UAE Ranked 22nd Most Obese Nation in the World Obesity rates […]