Malaysian officials were worried about the number of diseases the Western lifestyle would bring to their country. Well, it seems their worries might just become a reality. The AFP is now reporting that Malaysians will face an epidemic of obesity-related disease in ten years:Back in October of last year the AFP reported that
Malaysia will likely face an "epidemic" of weight-related illnesses in the next ten years if the country's rising obesity rates are not checked, health minister Chua Soi Lek warned Thursday.At this rate we soon won’t have any healthy populations to compare ourselves too!
Chua said medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and knee problems had increased in tandem with rising obesity levels.
"It has reached a worrying level and if there is no concerted effort by government agencies as well as the public, we will face a non-communicable diseases epidemic in 10 to 15 years," the minister told reporters.