Nutrition


Eat less fat ... live a healthier life!

TransfatThese animated videos highlight  the dangers of too much fat in our diet.

The video on transfat shows how the food industry creates harmful “trans fat” and uses it in a variety of food products. The video highlights the dangers of trans fat to human health by increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes and urges the public to eliminate trans fat from their diet.

The video on saturated fat highlights the dangers of saturated fat to human health by raising cholesterol levels and increasing the risk of heart disease. The video suggests simple and practical ways in which the public can replace saturated fat with healthier options.

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Trans fat

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News

Nutrition clinics help tackle obesity in Bahrain

01 September 2014--Nutrition clinics have become central to tackling obesity in Bahrain. In 2007, the country had one of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in WHO Eastern Mediterranean...

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In focus

Salt alert videos

23 February 2017 – These animated videos warns the public of the dangers to health of using too much salt. Many people are unaware that much of their salt (or sodium)...

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Events

25 April 2017, Islamabad – A joint WHO/Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Mission visited Pakistan on 10–12 April 2017. The Mission was led by Ms Gerda Verburg SUN Movement Coordinator...

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Statistics and figures

WHO has several nutrition-related global databases. They include data for countries in the Region. Please click on the links to access them.

Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System

WHO Global Database on Body Mass Index

WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition

WHO Global Data Bank on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Some nutrition-related data from the Regional Health Observatory:

Estimates of anaemia in non-pregnant women of reproductive age

Anaemia in preschool-age children

Trend estimates for under 5 child malnutrition: