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1,000s Treated In Qatar For Ramadan Over-Eating

From the Arabian Business Magazine:

Qataris hospitalised for overeating on first night of Ramadan

By Francesca Astorri | 11 July 2013

Qatari hospitals have begun receiving scores of patients suffering severe abdominal pains as a result of overeating during the first night of Ramadan, with an average of up to 15 patients expected to be admitted each night during the holy month.

“Most of the cases at the emergency room during Ramadan are gastritis, we see between 10 to 15 cases of overeating every day,” a medical staff member at Al Ahli Hospital told Arabian Business on Wednesday, the first night of the holy month of Ramadan…

Patients were treated with intravenous injections of a mix of medications including painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs and emetics.

Last year, over 100 people were admitted to the emergency department of a Doha hospital suffering from abdominal pains after the first night of Ramadan, with other patients also suffering the effects of dehydration and kidney problems…

During the first week of Ramadan in 2011, reported figures showed that 7,700 cases of fasting-related illnesses were registered at the emergency department of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

A report this week by the United Nations found populations in the Gulf have been rated as among the fattest in the world, with almost half of adults in Kuwait classed as obese.

Still, they probably aren’t as fat as Mexicans.

The State of Food and Agriculture study said that rising obesity rates could cost the global economy $47trn over the next two decades, due to loss of labour productivity and fees associated with treating lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

What a laugh. No one in the Middle Eastern oil countries works. At least, none of the natives.

Kuwait led the way with the highest proportion of obese adults in the GCC, with 42.8 percent falling into this bracket in 2008, followed by Saudi Arabia at 35.2 percent. In the UAE, 33.7 percent of the population were identified as having a serious weight problem, while in Qatar it was 33.1 percent and Bahrain 32.6 percent…

Meanwhile, in Iraq Ramadan is being celebrated as it usually is.

From the Associated Press:

Iraqi officials: Evening attacks against Shiites kill at least 24 people

July 12, 2013

BAGHDAD –  Evening attacks against Shiites in Iraq killed at least 24 people and wounded 49, Iraqi officials said Friday, in the latest attempt by insurgents to exacerbate the country’s renewed sectarian tensions…

In one of the attacks authorities described Friday, a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden motorcycle into a funeral tent for a Shiite family in the town of in Muqdadiyah, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad. That explosion killed 13 people and wounded 24, officials said.

In the northern town of Dujail, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Baghdad, a parked car bomb went off outside a Shiite mosque late on Thursday. As people gathered around the blast site, another bomb went off. The twin bombing killed at least 11 people and wounded 25, said the town mayor, Nayif al-Khazrachi…

The killings are the latest in a wave of bloodshed that has claimed the lives of more than 2,600 people since the start of April…

Remember our news media constantly told us that Iraqis were only killing each other because US troops were over there?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 12th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “1,000s Treated In Qatar For Ramadan Over-Eating”

  1. Noyzmakr says:

    I’ve always found it silly to call not eating during the daylight hours a fast. How is it fasting if you if you gorge yourself when the sun goes down?

    That’s no sacrifice. That’s a normal day for a working man, outside in July and August in NC.

    As a carpenter and working in 90% humidity and 95 degrees everyday we almost never ate during the day. We ate breakfast before sunrise, worked and sweated until sunset and then drink a couple of cases of beer before eating dinner. Religiously!!

  2. Astravogel says:

    Seems to me that a religion which causes adherents
    a pain in the guts needs some more thought. You don’t
    get this witht the FSM tenets.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    I regularly juice-fast. These punks are amateurs. You don’t jam your pie-hole full of stuff after giving the digestive system a break. Sheesh. You’d think after 1,400 years they’d have learned ….

    … wait. Never mind. Self-negating statement.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Sounds like Queen obama’s school lunch program.
    It sucks so much that the little kiddies go home and gorge their faces.

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