Gold Rewards Gulf Dieters As Obesity Risks $68 Billion Bill

Mustafas company plans to invest more than $100 million by 2016. Authorities in the U.A.E. have also started screening programs to diagnose diseases such as diabetes. Al Noor is part of that program, said Sami Alom. Preventive care, were very interested in it, said Alom. Will it reverse the trends were talking about in the short term, meaning in the next five years? Absolutely not. He says Gulf diabetics typically get diagnosed in their 40s, a decade earlier than in most regions. That leaves at least 30 years when theyre consumers of health-care services.