CENIGENT to fight prevalence of chronic diseases in the UAE

Published November 18th, 2009 - 02:54 GMT

The UAE is on its path to becoming a nation of citizens plagued by chronic diseases. Recent studies show that one in four Emiratis has diabetes in contrast with the world average of 5%. The World Health Organisation has also predicted that diabetes deaths will increase by more than 50% in the next 10 years if no preventive measures are taken.

Meanwhile, osteoporosis, a bone-weakening disorder, affects 70% of women over 60 in the GCC. But even with the higher prevalence of these diseases, fewer residents are interested in tackling these life-threatening conditions, with 42% of women putting staying slim as their top health concern.

In light of this, CENIGENT Health Enhancement Medical Institute, a US-based medical facility, is taking steps to provide UAE residents the opportunity to maintain optimum health even as they age with groundbreaking, personalised medical programmes which follow a new “systems and genetic-based” medical approach. The innovation of the institute's programmes has garnered extensive support from the medical community in the US.

Please see the attached press release titled "CENIGENT to fight prevalence of chronic diseases in the UAE" for possible use in your publication.


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