Apart from treats, castration also leads to obesity in dogs.
Despite Malaysian food having a reputation of being fattening and unhealthy, it is possible to stay healthy with the right food choices.
A combination of three hormones has been found to provide some of the benefits of gastric bypass surgery, without the surgery.
Researchers observe the eating behaviours of children and their parents in an effort to determine the driving forces behind snacking.
Malaysia has the highest rate of diabetes and obesity in Asia, and its love for bubble tea is not helping.
Improving economic standards in the region has brought about lifestyle changes, which in turn have led to a shift to more unhealthy diets, a report says.
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.