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January-June 2016 | Vol 4 | Issue 1

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Editorial: Bariatric surgery in Saudi Arabia: The urgent need for standards
Yahia Mater Al-Khaldi
In Saudi Arabia, one out of three adults suffers from obesity and at least one out of ten adults has morbid obesity. One of the evidence-based recommendations is performing bariatric surgeries for tho...
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PRESIDENT'S WORD: Second International Conference of SASMBS: The expected outcomes
Waleed S Abu Melha
Under Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud Governor of Aseer region and the Honorary President, SASMBS will held the Second International Conference under th...
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Review Article: Physical activity prescription before bariatric surgery: Feasibility, health impacts, and practical implications
Hazzaa M Al-Hazzaa
Obesity is a challenging health problem. For people with morbid obesity who cannot lose weight, using conventional weight loss methods, they may resort to bariatric surgery. However, despite increasin...
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Original Article: Prevalence of obesity among Saudi board residents in Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Ali Alzahrani, Yahia Mater Al-Khaldi, Awad S Alsamghan
Background: Obesity is a risk factor for many chronic diseases and some malignancies. It became as international epidemic, particularly in Western and Gulf countries. Objectives: To determine t...
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Original Article: Knowledge and training needs of primary healthcare physicians regarding obesity management in Saudi Arabia
Shaker A Alomary, Mohammad Y Saeedi, Tahani M Alotaibi, Fahad S Al Shehri, Amal O Bashir, Anna Z Ali, Ashraf A El-Metwally
Background: Obesity in Saudi Arabia is reaching an alarming level and hence the role of primary healthcare physicians becomes a necessity. Objective: This study aims to evaluate primary ...
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