Saudi Arabia Getting Fatter
Obesity takes a heavy toll and not just on your health—your wallet is at risk too! At least this is the plight of the Saudi Arabians. The AFP reports obese Saudis spend three billion dollars a year on obesity-related healthcare:
Walid Bukhari, chief surgeon at King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah, said more than three million Saudis were classified as obese, out of the Gulf state's local population of about 16 million.
Those with the condition, caused by poor diet or lack of exercise, spend more than three billion dollars a year in consultation fees, medicine and medical procedures, he told Al-Watan newspaper.
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