What has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in Malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015)

As reported by the World Health Organisation, Malaysia is the fattest country (Malaysian adults with the highest prevalence of overweight, body mass index equal or more than 25kg/m2) among the Southeast Asia. Among others, obesity is a leading contributor of non-communicable diseases (e.g., type II...

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Main Authors: Tan, Siew Tin, Mohd Sidik, Sherina, Gyanchand Rampal, Lekhraj Rampal, Ibrahim, Normala, Tan, Kit Aun, Ibrahim, Zuriati
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Published: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press 2017
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:64064 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/64064/ What has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in Malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015) Tan, Siew Tin Mohd Sidik, Sherina Gyanchand Rampal, Lekhraj Rampal Ibrahim, Normala Tan, Kit Aun Ibrahim, Zuriati As reported by the World Health Organisation, Malaysia is the fattest country (Malaysian adults with the highest prevalence of overweight, body mass index equal or more than 25kg/m2) among the Southeast Asia. Among others, obesity is a leading contributor of non-communicable diseases (e.g., type II diabetes and cancer). This article aims to review the exiting weight management programmes targeting overweight and obese adults in Malaysia from 2005 to 2015. EMBASE, MEDLINE and PubMed were used to search for the published literature. Out of 544 articles, eight articles were selected for this review. Components of the intervention programmes in this review were: “spirituality-based programmes”, “dietary-based and physical activity programmes” and “diet, physical activity and behaviour modification-oriented programmes”. The findings from this review could be useful for future intervention efforts in an attempt to address such issues in Malaysia. Weight management or weight reduction intervention can be conducted among overweight or obese Malaysian adults in order to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity, therefore reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Malaysia. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press 2017 Article PeerReviewed text en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/64064/1/What%20has%20been%20done%20to%20tackle%20overweight%20and%20obesity%20in%20Malaysia%20a%20literature%20review%20%282005%20%E2%80%93%202015%29.pdf Tan, Siew Tin and Mohd Sidik, Sherina and Gyanchand Rampal, Lekhraj Rampal and Ibrahim, Normala and Tan, Kit Aun and Ibrahim, Zuriati (2017) What has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in Malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015). Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews, 3 (2). pp. 56-72. ISSN 2462-2028 http://www.pjsrr.upm.edu.my/index.php/pjsrr/article/view/131
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description As reported by the World Health Organisation, Malaysia is the fattest country (Malaysian adults with the highest prevalence of overweight, body mass index equal or more than 25kg/m2) among the Southeast Asia. Among others, obesity is a leading contributor of non-communicable diseases (e.g., type II diabetes and cancer). This article aims to review the exiting weight management programmes targeting overweight and obese adults in Malaysia from 2005 to 2015. EMBASE, MEDLINE and PubMed were used to search for the published literature. Out of 544 articles, eight articles were selected for this review. Components of the intervention programmes in this review were: “spirituality-based programmes”, “dietary-based and physical activity programmes” and “diet, physical activity and behaviour modification-oriented programmes”. The findings from this review could be useful for future intervention efforts in an attempt to address such issues in Malaysia. Weight management or weight reduction intervention can be conducted among overweight or obese Malaysian adults in order to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity, therefore reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Malaysia.
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author Tan, Siew Tin
Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Gyanchand Rampal, Lekhraj Rampal
Ibrahim, Normala
Tan, Kit Aun
Ibrahim, Zuriati
spellingShingle Tan, Siew Tin
Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Gyanchand Rampal, Lekhraj Rampal
Ibrahim, Normala
Tan, Kit Aun
Ibrahim, Zuriati
What has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in Malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015)
author_facet Tan, Siew Tin
Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Gyanchand Rampal, Lekhraj Rampal
Ibrahim, Normala
Tan, Kit Aun
Ibrahim, Zuriati
author_sort Tan, Siew Tin
title What has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in Malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015)
title_short What has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in Malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015)
title_full What has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in Malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015)
title_fullStr What has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in Malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015)
title_full_unstemmed What has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in Malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015)
title_sort what has been done to tackle overweight and obesity in malaysia?: a literature review (2005 – 2015)
publisher Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
publishDate 2017
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