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January-June 2017 | Vol 5 | Issue 1

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Editorial: Birth weight versus gestational age as a predictor of viability of extremely low birth weight babies
Mostafa Abolfotouh
Survival of preterm neonates has steadily improved over the past five decades. The gestational age at which at least half of the infants survive has decreased from 30 to 31 weeks in the 1960s to 23...
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Original Article: Adolescents’ overweight and obesity among Alabnaa schools in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Salem K Al Dahi, Mansour A Rofayda, Gashgary Y.A Eman, Mahmoud A.A Rami, Hassan E Sanna, Mohamed E Malak, Abdualrzg A Fatma
Background: Obesity is a major risk factor for illness and death. It is associated with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis. With the increase in...
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Original Article: Metabolic syndrome among obese adults in Baghdad, Iraq
Asmaa A Saleh, Ali H Hayawi, AbdilKarim Y Al-Samarrai, Riyadh K Lafta
Background: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of interconnected factors that directly increase the risk of coronary heart disease, other forms of cardiovascular atherosclerotic diseases, and diab...
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Original Article: A needs assessment of bariatric surgery services in Saudi Arabia
Naif Al-Enazi, Haitham Al-Falah
Background: Obesity in Saudi Arabia is a serious problem; 30% of men and 44% of women are obese, and these levels are anticipated to rise. Fortunately, obesity is amenable to surgical intervent...
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Special Communication: RASHAKA Program: A collaborative initiative between Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education to control childhood obesity in Saudi Arabia
Ahmed J Al Eid, Zahra A Alahmed, Shaker A Al-Omary, Sabah M Alharbi
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the prevalence of childhood obesity in Saudi Arabia and discuss the effectiveness of school-based intervention. The efforts of the Rashaka Initia...
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