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The Growing Problem of Obesity in the UAE
The Growing Problem of Obesity in the UAE

Author(s): Panthayil Babu Rajan
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Academicus
Keywords: obesity; sedentary lifestyles; fast-stood; environmental factors; quality of life; psychological wellbeing

Summary/Abstract: Obesity is an epidemic in the UAE. The obesity level in the UAE is one among the highestin the world. It is one of the leading health concerns in the country affecting people ofall ages. The fat-rich fast-food, sedentary lifestyles, and harsh climatic conditions arethe important causes of obesity that creates severe negative impacts on health andwellbeing of people. However, it is a controllable problem. If people cultivate healthylifestyles and say no to fat-rich fast-stood and calorie-rich soft drinks, they can preventbecoming obese to a great extent. Collective efforts by governmental organizations,voluntary organizations, service agencies, media and educational institutions appearto be imperative to offset the growing problem of obesity in country and cultivatinghealthy lifestyles among people.

  • Issue Year: IX/2018
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 106-113
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English