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Malaysia ranks fourth amongst Asian countries for highest number of diabetics
 

Malaysia ranks fourth amongst Asian countries for highest number of diabetics

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Latest statistics show that approximately 3.5 million Malaysian adults have been diagnosed with diabetes in 2015 - ranking it fourth amongst Asian countries for the highest number of diabetics.
 
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15 Nov 2016 - General
 
Diabetes is a major lifestyle disorder. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. The global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age has risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- and low-income countries. 60% of diabetics in the world live in Asia. Food is a cornerstone in the Malaysian culture. Malaysia has so many vari...
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