However, it is the same food culture that has led to 13.3% of Malaysians becoming obese
the highest among Southeast Asian countries.
Half of the Malaysian adult population is either overweight or obese
with the health ministry warning that the matter is raising a red flag.
Of Malaysian adults, 50.1% were overweight, 30.4% were overweight and 19.7% were
obese, as tabulated by the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2019.
“The obesity rate is also increasing every year, from 14% in 2006 to 15.1% in 2011 and 17.7% in 2015
according to NHMS studies conducted at the time. The next study will be done in 2024
In Malaysia The problem of obesity and overweight is now at an alarming level.