Three million Malaysians risk grave illnesses


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  • Tuesday, 09 Sep 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Some three million Malaysians who are on the plump side risk getting serious illnesses associated with obesity, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said. 

Chua said a nationwide survey by his ministry in 1996 also showed an obesity rate of 4.4% among Malaysian adults and as such there was an urgent need for the people to change their “eating culture”. 

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