Professor Ayoub Al-Jawaldeh
Professor Al-Jawaldeh, the representative of WHO told the congress news agency that Iran is suffering from double burdens of malnutrition both under-nutrition and over-nutrition. He said that in terms of under-nutrition, stunting and also micronutrients deficiencies including iron deficiency and vitamin E deficiency are important issues. In terms of over-weight, obesity is a big challenge which has been contributed to the increase of non-commutable diseases especially Diabetes.
Professor Al-Jawaldeh mentioned that the best resolve is to focus on the prevention and it means we have to improve our healthy life style (reduce sugar, salt and fat) and promote intaking fruits and vegetables, fiber and do more physical activities.