Tackling Childhood and Maternal Obesity: Life Healthcare Group’s CME Insights

Experts gathered at the Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference organized by Life Healthcare Group to address the growing concerns of obesity among residents, especially children and pregnant women. Dr. Nasreen Chidhara Pari, a Specialist in Pediatrics, highlighted that childhood obesity has increased from 12% to 17.4% in the UAE between 2018 and 2022, leading to preventable health risks.
The conference, attended by over 250 professionals, focused on lifestyle diseases, particularly childhood obesity and diabetes. Mr. Jayan K, CEO of Life Medical Centers and Clinics, emphasized the importance of such events in fostering knowledge exchange and empowering the medical community.
Lifestyle disorders were identified as a significant factor affecting an individual’s health, with conditions like metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and hypertension stemming from unhealthy lifestyle choices.
The event featured esteemed doctors from different Life Medical Centers in the UAE, sharing their expertise in various disciplines and emphasizing the need for comprehensive strategies to address lifestyle diseases. Dr. Nidaa Khan, Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology, highlighted the prevalence of obesity among pregnant women and the importance of long-term strategies for management.
Dr. Mohammed Salman Khan, General Practitioner, discussed the rise of diabetes due to unhealthy lifestyle choices and emphasized early identification for necessary lifestyle modifications.
Life Healthcare Group remains committed to combating lifestyle diseases and plans to continue organizing CME conferences in the future to equip healthcare providers in tackling this global health crisis.