Stroke in the Qatari Population

07 Oct 2020 | International Journal of Stroke

In the middle of summer, Qatar’s biggest city Doha, can reach temperatures of 50 degrees celsius. Originally a Bedouin city of limestone, salt flats, sand and grazing Arabian onyx, modern day Doha is an extremely developed city. The baking city streets are not as inviting to the diverse community of residents as the local air-conditioned malls; and lean Bedouin cuisine has made way for a thoroughly western diet, easily accessible at the many fast food restaurants and via 24-hour delivery services. Needless to say, this oil rich nation, the richest in the world per capita, is seeing a devastating rise in obesity and is worried about the consequences on stroke incidence.