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Kuwait comes in second, next to the USA in obesity cases

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 3: Kuwait comes in second, next to the United States of America, on the number of obesity cases around the world with 48 percent among women and 36 percent among men, reports Al-Seyassay daily quoting Director of the Health Promotion Administration at the Ministry of Health Dr Abeer Al-Bahwa. Speaking on the sidelines of the second press conference to announce the campaign to combat obesity slated for Feb 5-7 at Costa del Sol Hotel, Al- Bahwa revealed it has also been found that 52.5 of the women are overweight – the fifth cause of death throughout the world.

Al-Bahwa then stressed the need to raise public awareness on the dangerous effects of obesity on people’s health. She affirmed the Ministry of Health, in cooperation with other ministries, had presented numerous plans to address this problem. She added the ministry also conducts awareness campaigns regularly to keep the people informed on the nature, prevention and treatment of obesity.

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