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Egypt tops adults obesity rates in the world

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Egypt on the Top Adult’s Obesity rates in the world.

U.S.A came on top with the highest rate of obesity among children and youth, namely 13% ; while Egypt topped the list of obesity among adults, namely 35%.

According to the study, 19 million Egyptians are suffering from obesity, representing 35% of the total adult population and the highest rate in the world. In addition, 3.6 million Egyptian children (10.2% of Egyptian children) are overweight and obese.

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Ali Mokdad, Director of Middle Eastern Initiatives and Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, is one of the co-authors of the study. He said, “obesity poses a dangerous threat to public health in Egypt. One out of every three Egyptians suffers from obesity, which is the highest rate in the world. Doubtless to say that this will result in dangerous health risks, including diabetes, heart diseases and various kinds of cancer.”

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