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Int J Basic Sci Med. 2017;2: 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
*Corresponding Author: Email: hakram@moph.gov.qa

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. 
Keywords: Qatar, Obesity, Overweight, Children, Adolescents

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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