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 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