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
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
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
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
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
Adults who watch three or more hours of television daily may be twice as likely to die prematurely than people who watch less, said a startling new study.
The research in the Journal of the American Heart Association is the latest
Oman has set aside $3.38 billion in its 2014 healthcare budget, more than double the $1.3 billion spent last year, in part to sharpen its focus on combating non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, said a report.
Bahrain-based Dream Body Centre (DBC), a 23-minute weight loss and fitness centre, is introducing a new approach to tackle the growing obesity issue in the kingdom.
The new dance class named “Raqs23!”, which is the fir