Conference highlights obesity risks

DUBAI — Over 100 medical professionals from different fields of medicine last week attended a seminar on obesity organised by Jebel Ali Hospital, a multi-speciality medical boutique facility, at the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel here.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 7 May 2007, 8:32 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:20 AM

The seminar, part of the continued medical education programme (CME), featured a series of lectures and discussions on the latest research and current lines of treatment available to treat obesity.

For instance, the National Institute of Health (NIH) considers a person who weighs 20 per cent or more than his or her ideal body weight obese, and at that point, the person's weight poses a serious health risk.

Obesity becomes "morbid" when it significantly increases the risk of one or more obesity-related health problems or diseases, usually for people who weigh 35 per cent more than their ideal weight.

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