The UAE Battles Obesity Epidemic

The UAE Battles Obesity Epidemic

4th Oct 2016

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest health issue facing people living in The United Arab Emirates according to recent statistics curated by the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD). This doesn’t come as a major surprise, with the Gulf region as a whole suffering from some of the highest rates of heart conditions on the planet.

 

Worldwide Cardiovascular conditions are rising, with the World Heart Federation (WHF) estimating that death rates as a result of cardiovascular issues could rise by up to a third by 2025 - in the Middle East and North Africa they have also concluded that rates for men could even grow by over 35%.

 

As many symptoms of heart disease are allowed to go undetected for years prior to them seriously affecting an individual, the WHF have called for better education about the factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing issues.

 

This will focus on dietary advice and support for people looking to reduce their intake of foods which are high in fat. The UAE has some of the highest obesity rates in the world - almost double the world’s average in 2015 - and these are showing no sign of decreasing anytime soon.

 

Whilst The UAE faces an obesity epidemic it is well placed to deal with it. The public and private healthcare systems within the country are constantly growing and offer world class facilities within modern, state of the art buildings.

 

In the Emirates hospitals, clinics and surgeries are almost always on the lookout for Western trained medics. To find out what the area could offer you register on our website https://www.odysseyrecruitment.com/ for job alerts and all the latest news from the region.

 

 

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