Malaysia’s ticking time bomb


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WORLD Obesity Day was marked on March 4. It is a day that is dedicated to addressing the global obesity epidemic, raising awareness of the fact that obesity is a disease, and encouraging advocacy.

Malaysia has the highest prevalence of obesity among adults in South-East Asia. In the 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey, 50.1% of our adult population was reported to be overweight (30.4%) or obese (19.7%).

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