Saturday , July 24 2021

30% of women and 14.5% of men are obese in Algeria

To the question at the 12th day of the diabetology of the Eranian EHU, which ends on Saturday, prof. 15 wilayas states.

This study, which included 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," said an expert who emphasizes that "this high level of obesity indicates that the prevalence of diabetes will increase."

In this context, the same source reported 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.

Awareness programs to combat smoking and poor nutrition and promote physical activity should be the first step taken by the authorities to reduce the incidence of diabetes and increase the age of diabetes, including complications. can be heavy and sometimes fatal, has been estimated.

The 12th EHU Diabetes Day in Oran, which took place from 7 to 9 February, was held in cooperation with 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", the "breakdown of diabetes in adults", the "choice" antidiabetic medicinal product for the treatment of type 2 diabetes "and" individualizing the management of myths or the reality of T2D ".

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