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American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2019, 7(1), 1-5
DOI: 10.12691/ajfn-7-1-1
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Childhood Obesity and It’s Association with Physical Activity in Saudi Arabia: A Systemic Review

Sarah Alqurashi1 and Noura Eid1,

1Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Clinical Nutrition, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: January 15, 2019

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Sarah Alqurashi and Noura Eid. Childhood Obesity and It’s Association with Physical Activity in Saudi Arabia: A Systemic Review. American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2019; 7(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/ajfn-7-1-1


Childhood Obesity is a major problem worldwide. In Saudi Arabia the childhood obesity has an upward trend compared with past tow decade. Appropriate activity engagement of children and adolescent in sports and physical activity is a fundamental goal of obesity prevention. This Review highlights the lack of current evidence of physical inactivity and its relation with high prevalence of obesity among Saudi children. Thus, recommendations to attempt strategies and policies to enhance the physical activity level in the society of Saudi Arabia is discussed.

childhood physical activity inactivity obesity saudi Arabia

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