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Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is mainly an urban problem.

Nearly 900 patients get obesity treatment each month, says HMC

Nearly 900 patients get obesity treatment each month, says HMC

The National Obesity Treatment Center at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) sees between 800 and 900 patients each month according to an official.

Obesity negatively impacts fertility, researches show

Obesity negatively impacts fertility, researches show

A total of 70 physicians attended the second meeting of the Men's Health Club, organised by officials from Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Urology Department recently to discuss the link between obesity and infertility in men.

Holistic care for obesity patients at HMC center

Holistic care for obesity patients at HMC center

Most patients seeking non-surgical weight loss solutions at Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) National Obesity Treatment Center can achieve a healthy body weight within six to 12 months of entering a weight loss programme, a consultant at the Qatar Metabolic Institute has said.

Obesity, diabetes levels high in Qatar

Obesity, diabetes levels high in Qatar

Qatar has some of the highest levels of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes mellitus in the region” Dr Abdulla al-Hamaq, executive director of Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) said.

Swallowable balloons work to curb obesity: study

Swallowable balloons work to curb obesity: study

Weight-loss balloons swallowed rather than surgically inserted in the stomach were shown to be safe and effective in preliminary trials, according to findings unveiled Thursday at a medical conference.

Ministry to launch e-book with healthy recipes

Ministry to launch e-book with healthy recipes

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) will launch an e-book with healthy recipes in an attempt to promote a healthy lifestyle and overcome obesity and other lifestyle diseases in the country.

'World's heaviest woman' leaves Indian hospital after surgery

'World's heaviest woman' leaves Indian hospital after surgery

An Egyptian once believed to be the 'world's heaviest woman' left an Indian hospital on Thursday for the United Arab Emirates where she will continue treatment following drastic weight-loss surgery, doctors said.

Sidra holds forum on genetic causes of common disorders

Sidra holds forum on genetic causes of common disorders

Sidra Medical and Research Center (Sidra) recently concluded Cudos 2017 - its first conference for understanding the genetic causes of complex diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and strokes.

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after surgery in India

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after surgery in India

The "world's heaviest woman" has shed half her weight -- around a quarter of a tonne -- in the two months she's been in India for treatment, doctors said.

Al Ahli hospital’s Diet To Go: A new front in obesity war

Al Ahli hospital’s Diet To Go: A new front in obesity war

Al Ahli Hospital will establish a sister company called ‘Diet To Go’ to help people lose weight and prevent obesity by offering a wide range of healthy food choices in an innovative way, a senior official said.

Obesity, vitamin D deficiency found among Biobank participants

Obesity, vitamin D deficiency found among Biobank participants

As many as 70% of the participants of the Qatar Biobank were diagnosed obese and another 86% found to be Vitamin D deficient, according to the annual report of Qatar Biobank which was released on Tuesday.