‘Obesity a problem in schools’


PETALING JAYA: Obesity among schoolchildren is a growing problem.A total of 25% of students surveyed in an ongoing study by Universiti Malaya (UM) were found to be obese or overweight.

The study, which tracks the health journey of 13-year-olds until they turn 17, also revealed that about 13% of overweight students maintain their weight until they are 17.

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