Malaysia has highest rate of diabetes in Asia, says Nadi chairman


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018

Diabetes is a silent killer - soft drinks are a big source of sugar.

KUCHING: Malaysia has the highest rate of diabetes in Asia and one of the highest in the world, probably next to Saudi Arabia, said the National Diabetes Institute (Nadi) executive chairman, Datuk Dr Mustaffa Embong.

He said there are about 2.5 million adults with diabetes in Malaysia, those aged 18 and above.

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