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Yi Yi Lee
United Nations University
Body mass indexOverweightObesityDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Yi Yi LeeH-Index: 3
Last. Terry MarsdenH-Index: 50
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Overweight and obesity in Malaysia pose serious threats to health. Prevalence has escalated to alarming levels in recent decades despite a multitude of public health dietary messages geared towards obesity prevention and health promotion. Gaps between health messages, messengers, and the public must be identified and closed to effectively combat obesity and overweight. This review article aims to examine public health dietary messages, guidelines, and programmes for the prevention of obesity in ...
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#1Yi Yi LeeH-Index: 3
Last. Terry MarsdenH-Index: 50
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Overweight and obesity in Malaysia pose serious threats to health. Prevalence has escalated to alarming levels in recent decades despite a multitude of dietary public health messages geared toward obesity prevention and health promotion. Gaps between health messages, messengers, and the public must be identified and closed to effectively combat obesity and overweight. This review article aims to examine dietary public health messages, guidelines, and programmes for the prevention of obesity in M...
#1Yi Yi LeeH-Index: 3
#2Khairil Shazmin Kamarudin (UMT: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu)
Last. Wan Abdul Manan Wan MudaH-Index: 10
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Background For the past decades, Malaysia has seen an increased prevalence of overweight and obesity which leads to significant health threats. Physical activity is beneficial in maintaining healthy body weight. The objective of this study was to measure physical activity of adults in Malaysia using objective measurement (accelerometer) and self-reported methods, as well as to determine their associations with (body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) measurements.
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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Over the past few decades, Malaysia has been experiencing an increased prevalence of overweight and obesity that threatens the health of Malaysians. Poor dietary intake is one of the major contributors to the development of obesity and many non-communicable diseases. The dietary intakes of adults in Malaysia were assessed to determine the association between the dietary intake variables and the body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) measurements. This study exa...
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#1Harry Freitag Luglio Muhammad (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 2
#2Marleen A. van Baak (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 33
Last. Wan Abdul Manan Wan MudaH-Index: 10
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It was previously reported that dietary intake is an important trigger for systemic inflammation and one of the lifestyle factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) score and body weight, blood pressure, lipid profile and leptin in an Indonesian population. This was a cross-sectional study conducted in 503 Indonesian adults. The DII score was calculated based on data of 30 nutrients and fo...
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#1W.M. Wan Manan (Kyoto University)H-Index: 4
#2Yi Yi Lee (UNU: United Nations University)H-Index: 3
ABSTRACT Background: The Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS) was originally developed by the researchers of the International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) to assess residents’ perceptions of the environment characteristics in their neighbourhood. Widely used in several countries, the objective of this paper is to translate and validate the questionnaire and determine its reliability for use among local residents in Malaysia. Materials and Methods: The quest...
#1W.M. Wan Manan (Universiti Sains Malaysia)H-Index: 4
#1Abdul Manan W M Wan (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
Last. Yi Yi LeeH-Index: 3
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Introduction: The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity among children has become a major public health problem in Malaysia. Parents play an important role in child feeding especially among younger children. Methods: A study was conducted to evaluate the beliefs, attitudes and practices in child feeding among parents of normal weight, as well as overweight and obese primary school children in Kelantan using the Child Feeding Questionnaire (CFQ). This cross-sectional study was carried o...
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#1KL Soo (Universiti Sains Malaysia)H-Index: 1
#2W.M. Wan MananH-Index: 4
Last. Yi Yi LeeH-Index: 3
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Intrduction: Obesity and chronic diseases have been increasing since the last few decades alongside rapid economic development in developed and developing countries. The alarming increase in the prevalence of childhood obesity had been shown by many epidemiological studies worldwide. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Chinese school children in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, and to map the association between dietary practices and their nutritional sta...
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