Take charge of health to reduce disease risk: Experts

ST webinar also touches on topic of mental well-being

The experts said it is never too late - or too early - to start health promotion.
The experts said it is never too late - or too early - to start health promotion.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

More than a third of common chronic medical conditions in Singapore are preventable if people take charge of their health, the country's chief health scientist told a Straits Times webinar.

These conditions include high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said at the event to discuss how Singaporeans can live longer and healthier lives.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2020, with the headline 'Take charge of health to reduce disease risk: Experts'. Subscribe