Almost halfway through the month, the Faculty of Nursing at Helwan University, provided advice on preparing for a healthy diet to lose weight in the last two weeks of Ramadan.
The screening is carried out by measuring the weight, height, and hemoglobin level in blood.
Under the slogan “We will be the butterflies of this spring”, the activities coincide with the World Obesity Day launched by the World Health Organization on March 4.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told his ministers on Sunday that all the steps and procedures leading to giving schoolchildren meals should be monitored closely.
The screening took place in 29,444 primary schools by 1,800 medical teams.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said that nearly 2.7 million women have undergone medical checkups as part of an initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to improve people’s health.
Only 20 percent are imported.
“Obese people are dead. They are burdens to their families, burdens to the state. Fat people causes eyesore,” Saeed said in her talk show.
“Obese people are dead. They are burdens on their families, burdens on the state. Fat people causes eyesore,” Reham said.
Students who need treatment are referred to one of the 225 clinics affiliated with the Medical Insurance Authority.
Egypt's Health Ministry said the second phase of the presidential initiative will start on Wednesday testing school students for dwarfism and obesity.
Zayed clarified that students who need treatment would be referred to a Health Insurance clinic, to receive a free service.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi expressed concerns over the weight of young Egyptians during a Monday World Youth Forum session on “future leaders.”
While this was called "discriminatory" and "unproven" by the industry, activists had hoped for a strong endorsement from the panel, which includes heads of states and health ministers.
Nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 - some 800,000 cases.
Knee dislocations are becoming more common among obese people.
Children with asthma who are also obese are admitted to the hospital more often for asthma complications, according to a recent study in Japan.
Overweight and obesity-related cancers have increased up to 40 percent in the U.S.
More than 2 billion children and adults suffer from obesity and its resulting health issues around the world. Egypt is one of those countries.
Egyptians adults have the highest obesity rates in the world, according to a new study released by the Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.