Obesity in Arabic-Speaking Countries

  title={Obesity in Arabic-Speaking Countries},
  author={Mohammad Badran and Ismail Laher},
  booktitle={Journal of obesity},
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions throughout the globe, and this has also impacted people of the Arabic-speaking countries, especially those in higher-income, oil-producing countries. The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents ranges from 5% to 14% in males and from 3% to 18% in females. There is a significant increase in the incidence of obesity with a prevalence of 2%-55% in adult females and 1%-30% in adult males. Changes in food consumption, socioeconomic and demographic… CONTINUE READING
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