Advantages of Healthy Diet Highlighted
Advantages of Healthy Diet Highlighted11/11/2019
The Ministry of Health represented by the Royal Hospital organized today (Monday) workshop on the advantages linked to healthy diet.
The workshop was inaugurated by MOH’s Advisor for Health Affairs H.E. Dr. Sultan Yarub Al Busaidi, at the present of the Ambassador of Italy H.E. Federica Favi, and the Director General of the RH Dr. Qasem Al Salmi, as well a number of medical personnel.
During the workshop, prominent experts discussed the main advantages linked to healthy diet in the prevention of cancer, diabetes and heart diseases, thus providing a platform to raise awareness in nutrition as a key component of a healthy lifestyle.
The workshop highlighted the growth of cancer incidence over the past 20 years in accordance with the unhealthy lifestyle in the Sultanate, according to the 20-Year Cancer Incidence in Oman Report (1996 – 2015).
Moreover, main causes of malnutrition diseases were underlined in the workshop.
In food security classification, the sultanate ranks the second on the GCC level, the third on the Arab countries, and the 28th on the world level, according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The workshop contained many scientific sessions among which were the benefits of Mediterranean diet on health, as well as nutrition and colon cancer.