A wave of non-communicable disease complications is looming post-Covid


NCDs are caused by a complex interplay of multiple factors, which can make them hard to tackle. — AFP

Which action do you find easier to do: wearing a face mask whenever you leave your home or permanently changing your diet to consist of at least half vegetables and fruits?

Considering that the vast majority of Malaysians have been doing the former for the past year or more (mandatory wearing of face masks in crowded public places was implemented beginning Aug 1, 2020), while the 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) reported that only 5.1% of Malaysian adults consume the adequate amount of vegetables and fruits daily, it would hardly be surprising if your answer is wearing a face mask.

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