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Accepting the concept that obesity is a chronic disease process is important for several reasons," said Dr.
Previous studies conducted in Saudi Arabia investigated the prevalence of obesity among Saudi population, but little or no data was available about the prevalence of obesity and associated risk factors among medical students.
2] or more, only 48% were identified in the record as having obesity with ICD-9 documentation.
The incidence of obesity has increased rapidly during recent decades.
If obesity rates continue on the current trajectory, more than 51% of Americans will be obese by 2030.
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Because overweight and obesity have become increasingly prevalent, more women of childbearing age and pregnant women are within these classifications.
Published in the September issue of Preventing Chronic Disease, the study was based on analysis of data from the School District of Philadelphia for four school years to assess the incidence and trends in obesity and severe obesity among school-age children.
Times of Oman spoke to Mostafa Waly, assistant professor of human nutrition, food science and nutrition department, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University, who stressed that more studies on obesity are required and adoption of national programmes of promoting healthy food habits must be implemented.
The primary measure for tracking the prevalence of obesity has historically been body mass index (BMI).
Downey is a staff member for the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, which has been renamed the Obesity Society.