SLIMMING PILL PHENOMENA IN MALAYSIA FATHIN AINA BINTI MOHAMAD KAMIL DALILA HAMIZAH BINTI ABDUL HALIM INTRODUCTION Slimming pill, or diet pill has been a phenomenon in Malaysia for the past few years, especially among women. These pills are said to be effective in reducing body weight.
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FATHIN AINA BINTI MOHAMAD KAMIL
DALILA HAMIZAH BINTI ABDUL HALIM
“ALOR STAR: A 33-year-old housewife died from kidney complications yesterday and her husband says it was because she took a slimming capsule which has since been banned. Normala Shahidan died at the Alor Star Hospital's intensive care unit at 1.30pm yesterday from severe infection to her blood system.”
(New Straits Times, 16/02/2007)
Obsession with weight loss
“To slim down, a whopping 81% of locals said that changing their diet would do the trick while 77% said they would hit the gym.
Another 20% said they would consider taking diet pills, bars, shakes and medication prescribed by their doctor.”
(The Star, January 23, 2009)