obesity

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  • ‘Childhood obesity rate worryingly soars in Iran’ 2019-03-16 21:44

    ‘Childhood obesity rate worryingly soars in Iran’

    TEHRAN — Childhood obesity is on the rise in the country alarmingly and it can be prevented by healthy diet and increased physical activity among children, director of the Health Ministry's nutrition office, Zahra Abdollahi, has said.

  • 65% of Iranian population overweight, obese 2018-12-23 21:31

    65% of Iranian population overweight, obese

    TEHRAN – Obesity and overweight have affected about 65 percent of the country’s population, while physical inactivity is the main reason behind, the Health Ministry’s director for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has said.

  • Obesity rises 5.5-fold in Iran in 4 decades: academic  2018-12-22 09:01

    Obesity rises 5.5-fold in Iran in 4 decades: academic 

    TEHRAN — Obesity and overweight have grown 5.5 folds over the past four decades in Iran, chancellor of Tehran’s Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences has said. 

  • obesity 2018-09-17 21:38

    Prevalence of overweight and obesity among girls increasing

    TEHRAN – The prevalence of overweight in girl students under the age of 20 is increasing form 6.4 percent in 1980 to 10.3 percent in 2015, Mohammad Hashemi, secretary of the society for the prevention of obesity in Iran said here on Sunday.

  • 19% of Iranians aged 15-64 afflicted by hypertension 2018-08-13 09:28

    19% of Iranians aged 15-64 afflicted by hypertension

    TEHRAN — Some 19 percent of Iranians aged 15-64 suffer high blood pressure (hypertension), while out of five individuals in Iran, one is diagnosed with the disease, an official with the Ministry of Health has said.

  • Body mass index (BMI) 2018-05-28 02:47

    Deaths related to overweight, obesity more than double in Iran

    TEHRAN — Deaths linked with overweight and obesity have seen a twofold increase in Iran between 1990 and 2015, Reza Malekzadeh, deputy health minister, has said.

  • 60% of Iranian adults are overweight: official 2018-01-21 10:24

    60% of Iranian adults are overweight: official

    TEHRAN – Overeating has turned to a serious challenge for Iranians causing 60 percent of the country’s population aging above 18 to suffer from obesity, said the deputy health minister Alireza Raeisi, Fars reported on Friday.

  • childhood obesity 2017-09-06 17:24

    WHO endorses Iran’s obesity prevention program

    TEHRAN — Officials from the World Health Organization have endorsed Iran’s obesity prevention program which aims to curb overweight and obesity among teenagers and preschoolers.