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Singapore’s war on diabetes: $5 screening test latest weapon in the armoury

One million people are forecast to have diabetes in Singapore by 2030. ©iStock

After calling on soft drink firms to slash sugar content, and encouraging the development of more functional ingredients, the latest addition to Singapore’s so-called 'war on diabetes' is S$5 screening tests for people aged 18 to 39 who are deemed to have high diabetes risk.

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A vegetarian diet could protect against diabetes risk, according to a South Korean review. ©iStock

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VIDEO: Why understanding young Singaporeans’ diets should be a public health and research priority

VIDEO: Why understanding young Singaporeans’ diets should be a public health and research priority

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