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SINGAPORE - Getting consumers to be aware of which drinks are high in sugar and saturated fat is one strategy in the country's war on diabetes.

For example, all such pre-packed beverages sold in Singapore must be labelled with a Nutri-Grade label by the end of the year. The Nutri-Grade mark indicates the amount of sugar and saturated fat in the drink.

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