Make MENAFN My Home Page
 
  Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Own a car or TV? Obesity, diabetes could be lurking  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 16/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) Rates of increase of obesity and diabetes are expected to rise as low- and middle-income countries develop and become more industrialised

Is there a possible connection between owning car or computer or even TV set with obesity? Definitely, say researchers.


Having high-priced consumer goods result in too much sitting, less physical activity and increased consumption of calories - and this can lead to lifestyle diseases like obesity and diabetes, shows new research.


“The spread of obesity and type-2 diabetes could become epidemic in low- and middle-income countries as more families are able to own higher priced modern-day conveniences such as TVs, computers and cars,” warned Scott Lear, a professor of health sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada.


It’s the sitting that can be detrimental. It's not only the opposite of being active, but it actually reduces your body’s ability to break down fat and use sugar in the blood fo energy, explained Lear.


Lear headed an international research team that analysed data on more than 150,000 adults from 17 countries - ranging from high and middle income to low-income nations.


Researchers, who questioned participants about ownership as well as physical activity and diet, found a 400 per cent increase in obesity and a 250 per cent increase in diabetes among owners of these items in low-income countries.


The study also showed that owning all three devices was associated with a 31 per cent decrease in physical activity, 21 per cent increase in sitting and a 9 cm increase in waist size, compared with those who owned no devices.


The results can lead to potentially devastating societal health care consequences in these countries, Lear added.


Rates of increase of obesity and diabetes are expected to rise as low- and middle-income countries develop and become more industrialised, said the SFU study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

 
 


Khaleej Times




Loading, Please wait....


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help