Obesity and chronic diseases, Top health concerns for Sharjah residents

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The Health Promotion Department of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs has revealed the results of a specialized survey it has recently conducted in Sharjah.

The survey aimed at measuring awareness levels among locals and residents in the Emirate, especially in terms of major health concerns. The study revealed that obesity and chronic diseases are among the most worrying health concerns for the residents of Sharjah, who desire to raise awareness around these conditions to achieve higher prevention levels.

The findings of the study and the accompanying survey were revealed on Monday in a press conference held by the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs in Sharjah, with the presence of representatives from several visual, audio and written media.

HE Eman Rashid Saif, Director of the Health Promotion Department said: “The study showed that 85% of the target sample felt concerned about diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer. Obesity and nutrition ranked second (84%) in the list of concerns, with majority of respondents citing healthy diet and regular exercise as means for better health. The study also revealed a strong desire by Sharjah residents to see more awareness efforts around these issues.”


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