Thai women second fattest in Asia
The president of the Diabetes Association of Thailand shed light on the obesity problem in the country by announcing that Thai women are the second most obese group of women in Asia.
She said that 8,000 Thais die each year from diabetes. Figures show that, in the five years from 2009 to 2014, the number of diabetic individuals in Thailand has increased from from 3.3 to 4.8 million, and 7.7 million other people are currently at risk for developing diabetes.
Without giving statistics on female patients, she said diabetes is more prevalent in Thai women than men.
He added that diabetes is also the second leading cause of death of Thai women.