Palm Oil Developments No.70 (June 2019) p20-31

Link between Gut Microbiota and Obesity: Effects of Dietary Fats

Sia-Yen, Yap*, Phooi-Tee, Voon* and Selvaduray, Kanga Rani*

“You are what you eat.” This phrase becomes more profound as obesity becomes increasingly recognised as one of the significant health problems that plague society (Nyberg et al., 2018). Obesity increases the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, stroke, asthma, cancer, as well as several other diseases (Guh et al., 2009, Lauby-Secretan et al., 2016). In Malaysia, 33.4% of her 32 million people are overweight while 30.6% are obese (Institute of Public Health, 2015).

Author information:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB),
6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.