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Malaysia is among the fattest nations in South-east Asia: Study

Published on Jan 16, 2014 12:32 PM
 
A roadside food stall in Johor Baru. Malaysians, besides being weighed down by obesity and diabetes, according to an Oxfam International report on worldwide food quality, also consumed food of poor nutritional diversity. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG 

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysians, besides being weighed down by obesity and diabetes, according to an Oxfam International report on worldwide food quality, also consumed food of poor nutritional diversity.

The just released research by the UK-based poverty and disaster relief group ranked Malaysia 44th out of a list of 125 countries.

The higher a score on the index, the worse a country stands. 

Oxfam ranked the nations on the availability, quality and affordability of food and dietary health. It also looked at the percentage of underweight children, food diversity and access to clean water, as well as negative health outcomes such as obesity and diabetes. 

 
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