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Confronting obesity in Qatar


Qatar ahead of the back in confrontation with obesity

The Middle East and North Africa region remains a hotspot for obesity, and Qatar is no exception. Like its Gulf Co-operation Council neighbours, Qatar shares the legacy of a rapid transition from a nomadic society, in which food was relatively scarce, to a Westernised society, in which fast food is plentiful. Extreme heat for most months of the year does not encourage outdoor activity, with people tending to choose the alternative of air-conditioned homes and malls.




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