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HEALTH CONCERNS: OBESITY & DIABETES

The world’s richest nation suffers from first world problems: one study indicates half the country?s adults are obese and at least 17% suffer from diabetes. In America, often assumed to be the fattest, only 33% of adults are obese and 8% are diabetic. Diabetes is developing a decade younger than average, which is pushing up rates of illnesses like hypertension, partial paralysis, heart disease, and blindness. Experts predict by 2015 73% of Qatari women and 69% of Qatari men will be obese. Why? Qatar is full of fast food chains. Outdoor activities aren?t encouraged. Qatar is hot: average summer highs are a humid…

MAKING A MARK

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No matter the historical era, whether or not they believe in life after death, people want to leave a legacy, to be known for something after they?ve left this world. For being one of the smallest and richest countries in the world, Qatar holds some unfortunate distinctions. Did you know? Qatar possesses the second largest government debt in the region. With the discovery of natural gas and oil, Qatar?s culture and diversity changed rapidly. Qatar has some of the highest levels of obesity and diabetes worldwide. Qataris? water consumption is thought to be the highest in the world, about 114…

HEALTH CONCERNS: Obesity and Diabetes

The world’s richest nation suffers from first world problems: one study indicates half the country?s adults are obese and at least 17% suffer from diabetes. In America, often assumed to be the fattest, only 33% of adults are obese and 8% are diabetic. Diabetes is developing a decade younger than average, which is pushing up rates of illnesses like hypertension, partial paralysis, heart disease, and blindness. Experts predict by 2015 73% of Qatari women and 69% of Qatari men will be obese. Why? Qatar is full of fast food chains. Outdoor activities aren?t encouraged. Qatar is hot: average summer highs are a humid…

MAKING A MARK

Source: Creative Commons

No matter the historical era, whether or not they believe in life after death, people want to leave a legacy, to be known for something after they?ve left this world. For being one of the smallest and richest countries in the world, Qatar holds some unfortunate distinctions. Did you know? Qatar possesses the second largest government debt in the region. With the discovery of natural gas and oil, Qatar?s culture and diversity changed rapidly. Qatar has some of the highest levels of obesity and diabetes worldwide. Qataris? water consumption is thought to be the highest in the world, about 114…