Middle East struggles under the weight of an obesity epidemic

March 26, 2015 3:04 PM

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Middle East struggles under the weight of an obesity epidemic

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Abu Dhabi (CNN)In a video seen around the world, a Saudi Arabian man weighing some 600 kilograms was shown being forklifted from his apartment in 2013, so he could get medical treatment. His may have been an extreme case, but it shone a spotlight on the obesity epidemic spreading through the Middle ...

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