– SPECIFY the major
social problems/issues you have identified
(which will lead you to propose your solution in Section 2 below):
A serious social problem occurs around the world including Malaysia is obesity.
Several studies have emphasized an increase in calorie-dense foods and a decrease in physical
activity due to urbanization and affluence (Chan & Woo, 2010).
These factors causing people
involved in overweight and obesity problem. This makes Malaysia the most obese country in
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According to the Malaysia’s National Health and Morbidity
2019 carried out by
Institute for Public Health (IKU), the
trends of overweight, obesity and abdominal obesity continue
to rise compared with 2011 (29.4% of overweight, 15.1% of obesity), 2015 (30.0% of overweight,
17.7% of obesity) and 2019 (30.4% are overweight and 19.7% are obese), these findings showed
Malaysia’s overweight and obesity rate was increasing for almost a decade. There were 50.1% of
Malaysian adults who were either overweight or obese with also 52.6% of adults also have
abdominal obesity in 2019.
29.8% of children aged between 5 and 17 had excess weight
in 2019, 14.8% were classified as obese. (NHMS, 2019)
Obesity will reduce people's life span and affect their quality of life.
Obese and overweight people
face noncommunicable diseases (NCDS) at a higher level of risk such as high blood pressure,
and diabetes (WHO, 2018)
In addition, these health risks can lead to higher