Riyadh - SPA
Vice minister of health inaugurated the national campaign for healthy lifestyle. The
campaign is arranged by ministry of health in association with private sector health
institutions. Signaling the increasing percentage of chronic diseases, vice minister
stressed the need to make individuals aware of and eliminate these diseases. He warned
against lack of physical exercise and excessive intake of fats, sugar, salt and tobacco.
28% of population above 30 years old are diabetic while 28% of them suffer
hypertension. Cardiovascular diseases are responsible of 22% of deaths in Saudi Arabia.