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Eating fat won't make you fat say groups

Encouraging people to eat a low-fat diet is making Britain's weight problem worse, not better, and it is having a disastrous impact on health, two anti-obesity campaign groups said on Monday. In a report questioned by other he

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Diabetes rates quadruple as poorer countries hit

The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organization study showed. In one of the larg

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Robotic surgery ‘can cut obesity’ in Bahrain

Bahrain’s obesity rate could be trimmed down by as much as 30 per cent if more people opted for robotic weight-loss surgery, according to a visiting expert. Surgical gastroenterologist and bariatric surgeon Dr Prasad Krishnan said the pr

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Obesity rises in Bahraini teenagers

Almost one-third of Bahraini teenagers are overweight or obese, according to the latest official figures. Sedentary lifestyles and bad dietary habits are to blame for the startling statistic, which 10 years ago stood at 24 per cent, Health Min

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Obesity ‘rising alarmingly among Bahrain’s young’

Obesity is rising alarmingly among Bahrain’s young generation. According to recent field studies, 16.3 per cent of children and teenagers are overweight, while 6.6 per cent suffer from obesity, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (G

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Obesity in children ‘major concern’ in Kuwait

About 41.4 per cent of girls between the age of 15-18 and 60.4 per cent of boys of the same age were classified as obese or overweight in Kuwait in a report, making obesity a growing health concern for children. A team of consulta

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Obesity bulging; stunting hits 160 million

Despite a drop in the number of people facing starvation, nearly one in three of the world's population are malnourished, even as obesity spreads around the globe, an international food security think-tank said on Tuesday. Stu

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Mobile unit to tackle obesity in Bahraini children

Bahrain’s first mobile unit dedicated to combating obesity in children was unveiled yesterday (June 16). It is expected to almost triple the number of overweight children seen by specialists, who will use the converted truck

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Quality Life Medical Clinic opens in Dubai

Quality Life Medical Clinic (QLMC) has opened a fully comprehensive, multi-disciplinary centre in Dubai Marina, dedicated to provide complete medical and surgical care of obesity in the UAE. The clinic will treat each patient acco

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Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international expe

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