Saturday , July 24 2021

30% Algerian women affected by obesity!

Indeed, it is enough to trigger an alarm when we learned that obesity affects at least 30% of Algerian women, according to the president of the Algerian Society of Internal Medicine (SAMI), Professor Amar Tebaïbia. This study on diabetes, overweight and obesity, affecting the 15 wilayas of the country, carried out on a sample of 7,000 patients, shows that obesity affects 30% of women, compared to 14.5% of men. Overweight affects 52% of the population. These figures are "worrying" for these experts, adding that this rate, which he described as "huge" obesity, seems to believe that the prevalence of diabetes will "increase". Prof. Amar Tebaiba reports that statistics for 2018 show 14.4% of the population with diabetes. In 2003 this rate did not exceed 7%, indicating that the disease in Algerian society is increasing due to a number of factors, including sedentary and lack of physical exercise, a diet with high sugar content, in addition to smoking, he explained. In order to cope with this, the professor is convinced that it is essential to implement awareness-raising programs to combat smoking and poor nutrition and promote physical exercise. 12. The EHU Diabetological Day in Oran, which runs from Thursday, brought together experts from different regions of the country and abroad (500 participants). This meeting is organized under the auspices of the French Society for Diabetes, with speakers from Morocco, Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, France, and Belgium. , Guinea and the United States. In three days of the meeting, several topics related to diabetes were discussed, such as the "insulin site for the treatment of type 2 diabetes", "diabetes mellitus in adults", "choice" antidiabetic medicinal products for the treatment of type 2 diabetes "and" individualization of the management of myths or the reality of T2D ".

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