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Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

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

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Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

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

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Experts to discuss obesity causes, management in Dubai

Multi-disciplinary experts on obesity and obesity surgery are set to discuss its various causes and its surgical and non-surgical management in Dubai next week. The second Annual Gulf Obesity Surgery Society (GOSS2014) Meeting wil

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Obesity claiming 2.8pc of global economic output

More than 2.1 billion people, or close to 30 per cent of the global population, are overweight or obese.  This carries a steep economic toll: the global cost of obesity, at around $2 trillion or 2.8 per cent of world economic output, is abo

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Obesity rates spark alert in Bahrain

Bahraini men are some of the fattest in the world, according to a new book. The Economist's Pocket World in Figures 2015 puts Bahrain fourth in the world for portly men, with 31 per cent of the adult male population reportedly

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New diet pill gets US approval

A new diet pill has got approval to be sold in the US, only the third obesity treatment in more than a decade to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Made by Orexigen Therapeutics, Contrave is a combination of the a

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Obesity and gastrointestinal diseases on the rise in UAE

Obesity has been recognised as a serious health issue in the UAE and the Middle East with recent statistics showing more than 66 per cent of men and 60 per cent of women are overweight or obese. The UAE ranks as the fifth fattest nation

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Obesity-linked diseases 'kill 20,000 a year in Saudi'

More than three million people in Saudi Arabia are obese and around 20,000 people die from obesity-related diseases annually, a report said citing studies. Saudi Sugar and Endocrinology Society in the Eastern Province has warned t

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Obesity declines in Qatar on shift to healthy lifestyle

The increase in health and fitness awareness has resulted in a decline of obesity as more and more residents of Qatar shift to a healthier lifestyle, according to a recent study.  

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Dubai Holding gives $1.3m for obesity research

Dubai Holding, a leading investment holding company, is set to fund Dh5 million ($1.3 million) towards Al Jalila Foundation’s obesity research in the UAE.   The foundation’s Obesity Research Fund aims

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