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War on diabetes: New moves to curb sugar intake in the right direction, but faster implementation needed

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The velvet glove will soon make way for the iron fist as the Ministry of Health (MOH) steps up its fight against diabetes, a disease that is costing the country more than $1 billion each year.

The Health Promotion Board has been working with food and drink manufacturers to provide grants for them to reformulate their products to be more healthy. It has, at the same time, been pushing education on healthier eating habits.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2019, with the headline 'New moves in the right direction, but faster implementation needed'. Subscribe