UKM and the University of Oxford spearhead study on obesity and NCDs


International collaboration: Prof Lewington (third from left) receiving a gift from the UKM delegation when they visited the University of Oxford recently.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) is the first university in the world to lead a large-scale imaging study through dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans and involving 6,000 participants.

Titled “Obesity and non-communicable diseases in Malaysia: An imaging study of 6,000 adults in the Malaysian cohort study”, it aims to research obesity and non-communicable diseases – which are becoming more prevalent in Malaysia and around the world – in partnership with the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

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