4 Nov 2016

"Diabesity": the arriving epidemic

The diabetes situation in Malaysia is a cause of concern as
about 3.5 million or 17.5 per cent of Malaysians aged 18
and above had the disease. Image: Reuters
“Diabesity”, a term combining obesity and type 2 diabetes, is likely to be the biggest epidemic in human history says a renowned diabetes expert, Professor Paul Zimmet.

For Zimmet, the disease is a global public health issue and Asian countries especially could no longer ignore the inexorable rise of Type 2 diabetes.


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