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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Malaysia ranked 6th in Asia with high obesity

Via Xinhua :

" PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Dec. 8 : Malaysia is ranked sixth among Asian countries with high adult obesity rate, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Malaysian Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai told a press conference in Malaysia's federal administration center here on Wednesday that the weight of Malaysian students were also on an increasing trend.

While 20.7 percent of Malaysian students were overweight in 2001, Liow said that the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2006 had forecast that the percentage would rise to 26.5 in 2007.
The survey, third of its kind, is done every 10 years in Malaysia, with the first one done in 1986."

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