Certain Asian populations have a higher percentage of body fat compared to Caucasians of the same age, gender and BMI. Photo: Getty Images
Certain Asian populations have a higher percentage of body fat compared to Caucasians of the same age, gender and BMI. Photo: Getty Images
Lilian Kow
Opinion

Opinion

Lilian Kow

To better fight Covid-19, Asia can no longer afford to ignore obesity

  • From China to Malaysia, the region’s obesity rate continues to climb due to rising incomes and urbanisation
  • Experts urge governments to make weight loss surgeries and aftercare more affordable as obese people are more likely to become severely ill with the virus

Certain Asian populations have a higher percentage of body fat compared to Caucasians of the same age, gender and BMI. Photo: Getty Images
Certain Asian populations have a higher percentage of body fat compared to Caucasians of the same age, gender and BMI. Photo: Getty Images
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