Persian Gulf fact of the day

Roughly one in five people has diabetes in the Persian Gulf region, according to doctors and the International Diabetes Federation, or IDF, and three countries—Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar—are in the top 10 nations globally for the highest prevalence of the disease. The other seven places are all taken by tiny islands in the Pacific Ocean, while Bahrain sits at position 12, the United Arab Emirates is 15 and Egypt is at 17.

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