Developed and developing countries â€“ Key fact for most of the health complications.
Developed and developing countries – Key fact for most of the health complications.
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The Journal of obesity and eating disorders aims to disseminate knowledge and promote discussion through the publication of peer-reviewed, high quality research papers on all topics related to obesity. This scientific publishes all relevant topics in the area of obesity and eating disorders and the associated areas of obesity like metabolic disorders, childhood obesity, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, bone and joint problems, diet, Sedentary lifestyle, malnutrition and weight loss medication, etc. This journal is using Editorial Tracking System for online manuscript submission. Manuscript can be submitted through online portal system.
A Review of Prevalence of Obesity in Saudi Arabia
Over the past 3 decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased dramatically worldwide. The rising trend of obesity indicates that this increase is not only confined to the developed world, but also extending towards the developing world. In the context, Saudi Arabia is now among the nations with the highest obesity and overweight prevalence rates due to a number of factors. This research explores and evaluates the prevalence of obesity in Saudi Arabia on the basis of the findings of previous literature. The research reveals that the rate of obesity is significantly high in the country among different age groups and occupations; at different locations in the country; and among both males and females. The main factors causing obesity include family history, diet pattern and eating habits, genetic factors, marital status, hypertension and lack of physical activities; while, the major consequences are cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, and Ischemic heart disease. The research stresses on the need to raise awareness regarding obesity and design efforts and strategies to combat it in the country.
Obesity is regarded as one of the most common health issue in different parts of the world. In Saudi Arabia, there is an increasing trend in the prevalence of obesity and overweight, which are also the sources of various diseases including hypertension, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, CVD etc. The research paper evaluates prevalence of obesity in Saudi Arabia by reviewing previous literature. According to the findings, the rate of obesity is significantly high in the country, and expected to increase in future. There is a dire need to raise the issue at the national level, and design efforts and strategies to combat obesity in the country, through involvement of all stakeholders, including policy makers, educators, healthcare providers, and individual citizens.
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Journal of obesity and eating disorders