More than 72 per cent of Saudi Arabian adults over 40 are overweight, while there is an 18 per cent obesity rate among children, a report said.
About 50 per cent of Saudi women and a third of men do not take up any physical activi
Adults should eat less than the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day if they are to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay linked to sugary diets, the World Health Organisation said.
Issuing draft guidelines ca
Packaged foods sold in the US would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to redu
Being overweight is so common in Europe that it risks becoming "the new norm", with around a third of teenagers now heavier than is recommended for their health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a report.
Seven out of 10 Saudis are suffering from obesity, which is turning out to be a major cause of concern in the kingdom, said a report.
About 37 per cent of Saudi Arabian women face weight-related problems, which are compounded beca
Governments could slow – and even reverse – the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption, according to a World Health Organisation study.
The study, by a team of researchers based
Stock market listings planned by two of Saudi Arabia's biggest private hospital operators point to a boom in its healthcare industry, as political pressures prompt the government to pour huge sums into the underdeveloped sector.
Resolutions to lose weight are often made in January yet almost as frequently abandoned as heavy hopefuls find diets that demand fasting, virtually no carbs or liquid food shakes notoriously hard to stick to.
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A voluntary effort by the world's largest food and beverage companies to remove billions of calories from the products they sell in the US to help combat the nation's obesity epidemic has far exceeded its five-year goal, according to an
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, according to a report from a UK think tank.
The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worl