Cardio diseases biggest killer after road crashes
MUSCAT: Cardiovascular diseases are the biggest killer in Oman after road accidents, according to the President of the Oman Medical Association.
“After road traffic accidents, it is cardiovascular diseases that are the major cause of death,” said Dr Waleed Al Zadjali. “It is related to smoking, obesity, and hypertension.”
This comes just a couple of days after the world’s heaviest woman, who weighed 500kg, died due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction. “Obesity is life threatening and it has happened before especially during surgeries in Oman too.”
According to the Global Nutrition Report 2016, Oman has one of the highest obesity rates glob- ally, and is ranked 168 out of 190 countries.
According to Dr Al Zadjali, it is a sedentary lifestyle, poor food choices, and lack of exercise that are the main causes of such a high level of obesity in Oman. Obesity in turn leads to numerous health complications.