ST Podcast: Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on the war against diabetes, his love for chicken rice and healthy habits

Singapore's Health Minister Gan Kim Yong is the guest in this inaugural Health Check podcast episode where he reviews the war against diabetes with ST's senior health correspondent Salma Khalik.
Singapore's Health Minister Gan Kim Yong is the guest in this inaugural Health Check podcast episode where he reviews the war against diabetes with ST's senior health correspondent Salma Khalik.

Health Check

Episode 1

Duration: 12 mins

Synopsis: In this new podcast series for 2018, The Straits Times tackles health tips and the impact of national policies with expert guests.

How has Singapore's war against diabetes panned out so far? Has public awareness increased? Have commercial outlets responded favourably? What more can be done to better engage Singaporeans and help them make more informed decisions on the ground?

Join ST's senior health correspondent Salma Khalik as she hosts Singapore's Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and dissects national numbers and the various key aspects of this war against diabetes. They also talk about the kinds of sugar tax measures that might be considered.

Mr Gan also reveals his own love for chicken rice and his own personal "3Rs" strategy on how to adapt and choose healthier options when eating out. He also reveals a favourite new sporting pastime, to keep fit.

Produced by: Salma Khalik and Ernest Luis

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