Sugar tax alone will have little impact: Diabetes expert

Singapore has been toying with the idea of imposing a sugar tax on packaged drinks as part of its war against diabetes.
Singapore has been toying with the idea of imposing a sugar tax on packaged drinks as part of its war against diabetes.PHOTO: REUTERS

A sugar tax alone is not going to do much to help Singapore's fight against diabetes, said a top diabetes expert from Australia.

Singapore has been toying with the idea of imposing a sugar tax on packaged drinks as part of its war against diabetes, since they account for about a third of sugar consumption by people here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2018, with the headline 'Sugar tax alone will have little impact: Diabetes expert'. Subscribe