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publicationAugust 11, 2022

Overweight and Obesity in Saudi Arabia: Consequences and Solutions

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The new book titled "Overweight and Obesity in Saudi Arabia: Consequences and Solutions" provides new evidence and analysis on obesity in Saudi Arabia to support planning efforts on obesity prevention in the country. This includes examining the current prevalence of obesity and its risk factors, estimating the health and economic burden associated with obesity in the country, exploring the relationship between obesity and COVID-19, and identifying existing obesity prevention efforts and ways to enhance their impact based on the latest evidence. Finally, the book explores the use of a food system approach to connect human health and the environment, including through the production of a Saudi-specific Nutrient Profiling Model to help guide nutrition and obesity-related policies.

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