An experimental drug that mimics the effects of two naturally occurring hormones appears to work significantly better than existing single-hormone medicines against diabetes and obesity, scientists said.
A team of German and US-ba
Weight loss surgery does not lower health costs over the long run for people, according to a US study that challenges the idea that the costs of such surgery pay off later on in fewer medications and less care for people who ha
Obese people who had weight-loss surgery were less likely to later suffer a heart attack or stroke, or to die from one, compared to people who did not have the surgery, according to a Swedish study.
The findings, published in the Journal
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
Two thirds of the population in Saudi Arabia and three-quarters in the UAE believe they are not overweight – compared to WHO data that shows almost 70 per cent of men and over 50 per cent of women are obese, said a recent study.