In 2016, worldwide more than 1.9 billion people over the age of 18 were classified as being overweight or obese. Of these, over 650 million adults were obese. Here in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the prevalence of obesity has steadily become an increasingly critical concern over the last few decades, with the country having an overall obesity rate of approximately 32% in 2016. Even more alarming is that according to the World Health Organization more than 60% of women residing in the UAE are currently classified as obese. Just as troubling is that a study reported that 25% of boys and 41% of girls (aged 6-10 years), are also overweight or obese.
|Place of Publication||UAE|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|