Health Minister Patronizes Celebration of World Obesity Day
H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Saidi, Minister of Health patronized yesterday the celebration of World Obesity Day organized by the National Diabetes & Endocrine Center (NDEC) under the theme: “Overcoming Childhood Obesity” at the Grand Mall Muscat.
On this occasion, the health minister inaugurated an awareness exhibition in the presence of NDEC senior officials, along with number of community members and children.
Dr. al-Saidi stated in his speech that there are several factors lead to non-communicable diseases related to daily lifestyles, such as overweight, lack of physical activity and follow unhealthy habits (smoking & drinking alcohol). He also added that the obesity in the GCC countries is increasing, especially among young people and children.
The health Minister also pointed out that when following healthy lifestyles, this will reduce the spread of non-communicable diseases, as well as it will save medical costs.