Obesity/overweight is one of the metabolic syndromes which may lead to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, and other health problems.
Half of the Malaysian population is obese or overweight, and the trend is increasing yearly. Out of 50.1% of the adult population, 30.4% are overweight, and 19.7% are obese, based on NHMS 2019.
If you can reduce 5-10% of weight within a year, you can improve cardiovascular risk. A more significant weight loss is associated with even improvements.