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.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Education

Sabah students explore STEM career paths through PETRONAS programme
Sabah students' water protest not approved, say KK cops
Perak govt to discuss proposal to move school with stakeholders, says MB
TVET students now have clear pathway, says Higher Education Minister
Integrity, Henry Gurney schools achieve 100% SPM pass rate for second year running
Fadhlina says schools must still adhere to DLP guidelines
Ex-education minister Musa Mohamad laid to rest
Greenhorn team wins national debate competition
Perak to help 655 SPM absentees enrol in TVET
Non-Chinese students might struggle with subjects taught in Mandarin

Others Also Read