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  • Posted by Paul Reed
  • February 14, 2020
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Exploring Saudi Arabia

Exploring Saudi Arabia

Is it the right climate for nutritional health products?

As a country with a ferociously hot climate, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on imports to maintain its food supplies. The country also faces a looming demographic imbalance, in which a top-heavy population can rely less and less on the resources and tax revenues of the young. Saudi now has to cope with a rapidly accumulating burden of disease related to population aging, westernised diets and more sedentary lifestyles. Sharp increases in cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis and other age-associated conditions, as well as surging levels of obesity and diabetes all give cause for alarm. Around 57% of men and 61% of women in Saudi are considered overweight or obese and around 3.8 million adults in the region are living with diabetes.

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