Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity

The objectives of MASO are:

  1. To stimulate and facilitate obesity research on its impact, causes, prevention and management.
  2. To promote improved understanding on obesity among professionals and public.
  3. To collaborate with the government agencies, other professional organisations, private sectors and international bodies to improve local environment to support healthy lifestyle.
  4. To lead and drive national effort to reduce, prevent and manage obesity through involvement in policy development.

Office Bearers

President : A/Prof Geeta Appannah
Secretary : A/Prof Mohd Razif Shahril
Immediate Past President : Emeritus Prof. Mohd Ismail Noor


Formed in 1994, MASO aims to focus attention and stimulate the study of obesity in Malaysia including its causes, manifestations and prevention.