Princeton Bariatrics Center Manager Sue Bunnell will be traveling to Dubai to present at the 2015 Arab Health Conference, which will focus on technology, equipment and programs supporting bariatric patients.
Bariatric patients represent a growing patient population throughout the world, with a third of the population now considered overweight or obese. In 2013, the highest rates of overweight individuals and obesity were seen in the Middle East and North Africa, where more than 58% of men and 65% of women age 20 or older were found to be either overweight or obese. More than two-thirds of the countries in the two regions had overweight and obesity rates of over 50% in adult men and women. Healthcare facilities throughout the regions are responding, adopting best practices and advanced equipment to ensure effective care for bariatric patients.