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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-30

Management of obesity: Saudi Clinical Guideline

1 Department of Family Medicine, Ministry of Health Affairs, Southern Region, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health Affairs, Southern Region, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Family Medicine and Research, Health Affairs, Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Preventive Medicine, Armed Forced Hospital, Southern Region, Saudi Arabia

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Fahad S Al-Shehri
P. Box: 2653, Abha
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-2618.119472

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Overweight and obesity affect more than 75% of the total population in Saudi Arabia. Almost all age groups are affected in general and adults particularly. In order to introduce high quality health-care for these individual, it is mandatory to establish clinical guideline that will help health-care providers to manage this common problems at all levels. This guideline was adapted from Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network for management of obesity after taking permission in this regard. The guideline will cover preventive and curative aspects of overweight and obesity and could be implemented at primary, secondary, and tertiary care levels in Saudi Arabia.

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