Universal Hospital organises obesity awareness campaign

Morbid Obesity (when the Body Mass Index or BMI exceeds 35kg) often leads to a serious impairment on the quality of life, reduces life expectancy, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer.



Published: Sat 20 Jun 2015, 10:46 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Abu Dhabi: According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 3.4 million adults die each year from obesity complications. Studies show that the GCC countries have some of the most obese people in the world. Yet, most people do not realise that they may be at a higher risk of developing health conditions due to being overweight or obese, as compared to a healthy person. Morbid Obesity (when the Body Mass Index or BMI exceeds 35kg) often leads to a serious impairment on the quality of life, reduces life expectancy, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer.

Renowned consultant for gastrointestinal and obesity surgery, Dr Sami Salem Ahmad, talked about his initiative to reach out to people with excess body fat at Universal Hospital — Abu Dhabi, Tower A, from 10.00am to 5.30pm. Although it is a medical condition that might affect the body health negatively, he spreaded the awareness as to how to reduce it by natural means first. His experienced team of dietitians, endocrinologists, physiotherapists, psychologists and surgeons strive to offer the best pre- and post-surgical services at Universal Hospital.


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