Obesity in Saudi Arabia
Obesity in Saudi Arabia is a growing health concern with health officials stating that it is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in Saudi Arabia. According to Forbes, Saudi Arabia ranks 29 on a 2007 list of the fattest countries with a percentage of 68.3% of its citizens being overweight (BMI>25).1
- Lauren Streib (February 8, 2007). Forbes "World's Fattest Countries". Forbes. Retrieved 2009-02-12.