Evidence of physical activity participation among men and women in the countries of the Gulf cooperation council: a review.

@article{Mabry2010EvidenceOP,
  title={Evidence of physical activity participation among men and women in the countries of the Gulf cooperation council: a review.},
  author={Ruth M Mabry and Marina M Reeves and Elizabeth G Eakin and Neville Owen},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={457-64}
}
Rapid socioeconomic development in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has resulted in demographic and epidemiological transitions, with obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases becoming the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. This emerging disease pattern is often attributed to physically inactive lifestyles. Given that there is no consolidated evidence on physical activity participation, we reviewed studies to examine prevalence and gender differences among GCC… CONTINUE READING
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