War on sugar

Singapore's war on sugar: Seeking sweet spot in cutting sugar intake

Sugar consumption has gone up, putting a dent in the Health Ministry's War on Diabetes. But it is hitting back by proposing four measures to reduce sugar intake. Experts and drink companies weigh in on the matter.

Singaporeans' sugar intake increased from 59g a day in 2010 to 60g last year.
Singaporeans' sugar intake increased from 59g a day in 2010 to 60g last year.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

While on the move in his job as a real estate agent, fruit juices and soda drinks became some of Mr Sum Chong Ming's favourite ways to quench his thirst.

Even though he had water with him, it just didn't taste the same.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 20, 2019, with the headline 'Seeking sweet spot in cutting sugar intake'. Print Edition | Subscribe