An average Malaysian eats the equivalent of 26 teaspoons of sugar a day. Doctors say this is leading to a rise in the number of diabetics in the country.
This is worrying health planners who want the government to discourage advertising of food products, particularly those aimed at children.
Health officials believe the sugar content in a product should be mentioned on the label in red, orange or green.
Early this year, the country was ranked the world’s eighth highest sugar user. According to a 2005 survey, Malaysians consumed 17 teaspoons