Malaysian Medical Association president Dr Ravindran R Naidu says education is the best weapon in the war against sugar, more effective than photos of rotten teeth and fat children on sweet wrappers.
From diet and exercise to stress management, here are a few lifestyle changes to consider.
More worrying, from a dental examination conducted last year, smoking was detected among pupils in primary schools.
Admitting health promotion efforts have failed to stop lifestyle diseases from rising, Health Ministry disease control division director says the need to regulate lifestyle practices is increasing.
If current unhealthy trend is not curbed, Malaysia will be among the top in the world in number of cases by 2030, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmi Yahaya.
Selalu rasa dahaga, kerap kencing, tangan dan kaki kebas adalah simptom paling biasa bagi penyakit diabetes jenis-2.
Health Minister S Subramaniam says many diseases stem from the malfunctioning of cells caused by the lack of nutrition and bad eating habits.
Sitting for long hours has been blamed for causing heart trouble and diabetes even in the physically fit but new research shows this may not be altogether true.
Experts not involved in the research noted that the statistical correlation revealed nothing about cause-and-effect.
It takes only two minutes of your day to do a foot check, says diabetes educator Siah Guan Jian.
“Getting adequate sleep can help with insulin sensitivity and appetite,” Gangwisch said. “Getting enough sleep can also help provide the energy necessary to exercise regularly.”
Eating late at night is one of the contributing factors, says health official.
A study involving people with diabetes has shown that belly size is a stronger predictor of a dangerous kind of heart disease than body mass index, says study.