Hitting the sweet spot in reducing the appeal of sugary drinks

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) and Health Promotion Board have formulated a multi-pronged plan to tackle sugar intake as part of their multi-sectoral "War on Diabetes".

This war is a real and urgent one as Singapore has the dubious honour of having the highest prevalence of diabetes among high-income countries in the world. Nearly one in seven Singaporeans has diabetes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2019, with the headline 'Hitting the sweet spot in reducing the appeal of sugary drinks'. Print Edition | Subscribe