Materia Medica Malaysiana

April 30, 2007

Concern over rising obesity

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 8:15 am

NST: GEORGE TOWN: Malaysians are eating more and exercising less. This has led to rising obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.
He said the time had come for Malaysians to get their act together.
“Our problem is that we are eating more and exercising less. Malaysians love to eat.
“After we have finished lunch, we plan on what and where to eat dinner,” he said in a speech during a health clinic organised by the Lions Club of Tanjung yesterday.
Dr Chua said statistics revealed that about 40 per cent of Malaysians were overweight.
He said a series of health activities would be organised by the Health Promotion Board this year under the leadership of Bakti welfare chairman Toh Puan Aishah Ong.

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