Overweight and Obesity: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

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Faculty: Nursing
Department:  Nursing
Type of the workshop: National workshop
The workshop in brief:

All in all, the workshop discussed the importance of controlling weight in order to prevent gastrointestinal problems and gain a healthy body in general and a healthy diet specifically. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess amount of body fat accumulates enough to increase risk of a variety of health-related problems. This is a problem that is common across the world and is prevalent, even here. It is defined by body mass index (BMI) and if the bodyweight is 20% higher than what is considered to be the norm, the person is deemed to be obese. Obesity is more common in women than in men, and it is also one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It is also worryingly increasing rapidly worldwide in adults and children. 100 staff from inside and outside TIU participated in the workshop.

Date and time: 15th April, 2021 time: 10:30 am
Place: Online

Session topics: 

It consisted of two sessions the first one titled: “Histopathology of the Upper GIT in Relation to Obesity” and the second one titled “Overweight and Obesity; Causes, Prevention and Treatment”.

Presenters names and affiliations:

Prof. Dr. Hiwa Bakir Banna Affiliation/ TIU
Dr. Rebaz Tahir Lak Affiliation / Clinical Research Center at KBMS

Outcome of the workshop:

General understanding regarding obesity and how to prevent it, how to manage a healthy diet system for the prevention and treatment of obesity.