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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-4

Obesity care: Urgent call for national standards in Saudi Arabia

Research & Studies Department, Health Affairs, Abha, Aseer Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Yahia M Al-Khaldi
Research & Studies Department, Health Affairs, PO Box 2653, Abha 61461, Aseer Region
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjo.sjo_21_18

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Obesity/overweight is very common health problems globally. In KSA, about three-quarter of population have either overweight or obesity. Obesity is known to be associated and complicated with other common health problems.. There is adequate evidence that obesity can be prevented and managed. Despite these facts, there were no standards for obesity care in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)A. The objective of this paper is to present some standards for obesity care at different levels of health care in KSA.

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