Submitted: 27 Sep 2017
Revised: 17 Oct 2017
Accepted: 24 Oct 2017
First published online: 06 Nov 2017
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Int J Basic Sci Med. 2017;2(4):161-165.
doi: 10.15171/ijbsm.2017.30
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Mini review

Obesity and Related Factors among Children and Adolescents in Qatar

Mohammed Al-Thani 1, Al-Anoud Al-Thani 1, Walaa Al-Chetachi 1, Hammad Akram 1 *

1 Ministry of Public Health, State of Qatar, Doha, Qatar


Overweight and obesity is a major public health issue worldwide impacting millions. The prevalence of increased body weight among children and adolescents is becoming a global phenomenon. The similar trend has been observed among residents of countries in the Persian Gulf region. The State of Qatar is also experiencing effects of obesity pandemic among adults and younger population. In order to examine obesity and overweight parameters, a literature review was carried out by using key scientific database systems. The results showed that the obesity is indeed a major public health issue among youth in Qatar. Furthermore, this mini-review examines the selected factors that could be associated with obesity and overweight situation among children and adolescents living in Qatar.
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