Badr Alharbi , Saud Alharbi , Wael AlSehli , Hamdan AlFuraidi , Muhammed H. AlJabri , Mansour Awad and Muhamad AlMutairi

Keywords: : Body mass index, global problem, health, medical condition, diseases, knowledge gap, perception.

Abstract: A narrative review involves the process of reviewing publications that discuss what is rightfully regarded as the state of science of a specific theme from a contextual and methodological perspective (Plaza et al., 2019). Normally the review articles are not involved in listing the methodological and databases that were used in conducting the review. There are few advantages that are seen in narrative reviews. One of them is the fact that they are informative in the sense that they are usually up-to-date, and hence the themes discussed are quite educative. Another advantage comes about where the reviews save time and costs that would be used on meta-analysis. The disadvantage is found in the fact they are judgmental and standardized to suit specific needs. However, the paper introduces the topic of research that involves obesity as a global problem and the knowledge gap. It is evident that the issue of obesity is becoming an issue of concern around the world as it escalates to becoming a major global problem. According to World Health Organization – WHO (2022) since 1975 globally obesity has tripled, in 2019, an estimated 38.2 million children under the age of 5 years were obese. The research question is also introduced that includes who will take responsibility for obesity? The paper then provides a summary of the research capturing all the key points that have been explored.

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