Half of Malaysian employees found with health risks

Half of Malaysian employees found with health risks

PETALING JAYA - Socso's programme to screen employees for non-communicable diseases (NCD) has uncovered some worrying finds.

More than half of the employees who underwent its free health screening programme (HSP) from 2013 were found to be at risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

While health experts have pointed to lifestyle and eating habits as the root of the problem, Socso is renewing its call for more Malaysians to undergo the free health screening to detect problems before they get too serious.

Employers who are alarmed with the high numbers have also expressed concern over the costs they have to bear for their sick employees.

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