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Diabetes in Saudi Arabia
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:37:33 AM »
Rocky,

You may find this news story of particular interest, having worked there;

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1196261/saudi-arabia
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Re: Diabetes in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 03:03:37 AM »
I'm not Rocky, but all I can say is 'Wow!' First these 'experts' are from the Department of Pediatrics, and they're speaking for the population at large? And second - lazy?! How about the temperatures can range upward of 100° - 120°, and if they weren't fairly sedentary, they'd all die of heat stroke!?

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Re: Diabetes in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 07:49:20 PM »
And as a night owl, I totally disagree that staying up late at night is a cause of diabetes! Hogwash...
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Re: Diabetes in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 07:51:50 PM »
Well, the prevalence is going up everywhere, even in Saudi Arabia. I know that they eat a lot of sugars and breads. As far as the heat is concerned, they spend most of the time indoors which is all airconditioned.
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