The World Obesity
Federation is an alliance of over 50 national and regional organizations dedicated to research into obesity
, and treatment and prevention of the disease.
The prevalence of obesity
among male and female aged 18-24 years was taken from a previous study8 as shown below:
For many years, physicians thought that obesity
is not a disease.
There are very few studies conducted on medical students regarding their obesity
in Saudi Arabia.
The CDC (2014b) reported declines in obesity
in low-income preschool children 2 to 5 years of age from 14% in 2004 to 8% in 2012.
Critics blame the failure of public health obesity
policies and programs on the latter being framed within an individual behaviour change paradigm or health education model that does not take into account the complexity of obesity
In Europe, obesity
is a major public health challenge in Europe.
Data from 2012 demonstrate that the prevalence of overweight and obesity
continue to increase in Canada.
Is the number of obesity
cases on the rise in the Sultanate If so, why rates of obesity
in this population group may be rising
Eric Oliver, author of Fat Politics, and University of Colorado law professor Paul Campos, author of The Diet Myth (published in hard-cover as The Obesity
Myth), both take up this question, and they reach similar conclusions.
According to Lawrence Cheskin, director of Johns Hopkins University's Weight Management Center, obesity
has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.
Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity
By Susan Okie Washington, DC:Joseph Henry Press, 2005.
Widespread sleep deprivation could partly explain the current epidemics of both obesity
and diabetes, emerging data suggest.
The global obesity
epidemic is arguably the most serious health issue facing the food industry today.
As the child obesity
epidemic rears its overweight head across the nation, affecting one in five children, camps can play a vital role in the rescue efforts by being a knowledgeable, safe support system.