Obesity in the Middle East and North Africa (Wikipedia)
The recipe against fat is very simple: follow the Bible commandments and DO NOT EAT PORK.
We, in the family do not eat pork for 12+ years (and also are keeping saturday in addition to usual christianic commandments).
Here is my wife in 2017. She is 44 now:
East Baltid with some Uralic tendencies?
(I prefer to be obese than give up on bacon, sorry.)
That is BAD KARMA of oil ("Babylon whore")
. Oil idolatry is bad, read there:
"The lifestyle changes associated with the discovery of oil and the subsequent increase in wealth is one contributing factor."
"This percentage is smaller for North African countries than oil-producing countries, but is still a prevalent trend".
Add here car idolatry
, loaned from Western society, read there:
"Due to accessibility of private cars, television, and household appliances, the population as a whole is engaging in less physical activity."
Any kind of idolatry is even worse than just pork consuming.