A Summary of the Malaysian Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Obesity 2004


  • Suehazlyn Zainudin Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia,
  • Zaiton Daud Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health
  • Masni Mohamad Department of Medicine, Hospital Putrajaya, Malaysia
  • Alexander Tan Tong Boon Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya Medical Centre
  • Wan Mohd Izani Wan Mohamed Faculty of Medicine, Hospital University Sains Malaysia


In 2004, the Malaysian Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Obesity was published to assist health practitioners in the management of the obese population. This guidelines, based on gathered evidence published up to 2004, defined weight classifications according to BMI suited to the Malaysian population. The guideline also discussed methods of assessing obesity in adults. Recommendations with respect to treatment approach, encompassing lifestyle, dietary, pharmacological and surgical management of obesity in adults, and management approach in children and adolescent were also discussed in detail in the guidelines. The following article summarizes the recommendations that were made in the 2004 guidelines.


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How to Cite

Zainudin, S., Daud, Z., Mohamad, M., Tong Boon, A. T., & Wan Mohamed, W. M. I. (2014). A Summary of the Malaysian Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Obesity 2004. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 26(2), 101. Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/77



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