Submitted: 27 Sep 2017
Accepted: 24 Oct 2017
First published online: 31 Dec 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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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

Abstract

Overweight and obesity are major public health issues worldwide impacting millions of people. The prevalence of increased body weight among children and adolescents is becoming a global phenomenon. The State of Qatar is also experiencing the effects of obesity pandemic among adults and younger populations. In order to examine obesity and overweight parameters, a literature review was carried out using key scientific databases. Furthermore, this mini-review examines the selected factors that could be associated with obesity and overweight situation among children and adolescents living in Qatar. The results showed that the obesity is indeed a major public health issue among youth in Qatar.
Please cite this article as follows: Al-Thani M, AlThani A, Al-Chetachi W, Akram H. Obesity and related factors among children and adolescents in Qatar. Int J Basic Sci Med. 2017;2(4):161- 165. doi:10.15171/ ijbms.2017.30.
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