Malaysia joins global fat fight

Government urges citizens to slim down following rapid increase in number of those overweight.

    An international congress meeting in Stockholm has highlighted the growing problem of global obesity.

    In Malaysia, the government is urging citizens to slim down following the rapid increase in the number of overweight people in the country.

    But unlike many countries, the problem in Malaysia is not Western-style fast-food but rather its traditional diet which is heavy in oil and contains plenty of deep-fried food.

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports from Kuala Lumpur.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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