Think tank says it is hard to change eating habits with just a tax on sweetened drinks while an entrepreneur says manufacturers need to start giving health priority.
One of the key findings was that women who slept with a television or a light on in the room were 17% more likely to have gained 5kgs or more during the study period.
Two fitness experts and a dietitian say a balanced and nutritious low-calorie diet should complement the exercise sessions to curb obesity among government officers.
Obesity has emerged as a global health epidemic, driving rising rates of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and a host of cancers.
Three ways that Malaysia can end the paradox of having children who are stunted and adults who are overweight.
Researchers found various vascular risks factors are linked to greater brain shrinkage, less grey matter and less healthy white matter.
Studies show that inflammation rather than physical exertion is the vital cause of accelerated arthritis in those carrying excess body weight.
Being moderately or highly fit appeared to lower the risk of receiving a disability pension regardless of BMI.
Today, some two billion people are overweight or obese in rich nations and, more recently, the developing world.
To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.
New Canadian research has found that parents who reward their children with screen time for good behaviour could be encouraging children to spend more time in front of a screen, especially on weekends.
Consumers say sugary drinks have become a lifestyle choice, and that even a tax on sweetened beverages will not deter some from indulging in them.
There is no specific reasons for the trends, which come as no surprise as the nation battles with an ongoing obesity epidemic.
Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye says obesity is more than just ‘looking overweight’ as it affects a person’s health and longevity.
It has to tackle 'significant' cases of obesity, anaemia and stunting.
Researchers found that children who were obese had a 30% increased risk of developing asthma.
Genetics, obesity and a heavier reliance on sodium-rich processed foods has resulted in an increasing number of young adults being diagnosed with hypertension.
Malnutrition and obesity cut across all economic groups, says Siti Altaf Deviyati.
Researchers concluded that while these medications play an essential therapeutic role, it's important to weigh their short-term benefits against the long-term risks.
About 20% of people aged 18 years and above in Negeri Sembilan are diagnosed with diabetes.
Emotional eating is the act of consuming food not because one is hungry, but because one is bored, is craving comfort or is experiencing mood swings.
Unicef and WHO say other measures are needed to tackle obesity in Malaysia, such as education strategies, subsidies on health food and food marketing regulations.
A study released this week has found that nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up.
Participants with irregular sleep patterns were more likely to be obese, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and risk of having a heart attack or stroke.